What is the dumbest order you ever read? - page 17

I thought I had seen some AH orders but yesterday took the all time win! I had a 97 year old man admitted from ER with impaction and the order said---- "Give oil retention enema and have pt. hold ... Read More

  1. by   Okiecruffler
    I've seen this one a few times by the same doc.

    Bedrest ad lib.
  2. by   suanna
    OK it's not a written order but I called the resident one night to notify him that a DNR/CCO patient was circling the drain with a SBP in the 50s. His order "start norepinepherine 8mg in 250cc. Tirate to SBP>90" I pointed out the patient was CCO status and his response was "if the patients sbp was >90 they woul be more comfotable- it would be very uncomfortable to have a SBP in the 50s" Can't argue with that logic- fortunately the patient died before I finished my conversation with the resident or had a stroke myself. I'm assuming we did not start CPR not because the patient was a DNR but because chest compressions would be uncomfortable.
  3. by   EmmaG
    Quote from Bubbasgirl
    this one wasn't really dumb, but i was kicking myself for leaving my cake mix and easy bake oven at home:

    Please get the patient a cupcake. It is her birthday.
    Actually, I think that was pretty nice.
  4. by   Agnus
    Quote from P_RN
    We admitted a transvestite in full dress.
    Doctor's order read:

    Private room, this patient is not a woman, this is a man. This patient's husband is a woman, and he may shower.

    The same doctor dictated a discharge summary:

    This is a 700 year old black lady, her skin is lighter than black and is white. She had surgery and is fine. Transfer to ECF.
    How many picked peppers was that?[lol]
  5. by   Agnus
    This goes beyond dumb. "Write a incident report." Unfortunately I have seen it more than once from different doctors in different hospitals in different locals.

    Has no one ever explained the purpose of an incident report and that it is legally not discoverable unless you write a stupid order like this. Duh! Guess the idiots think this will put the onus for an incident on someone other than the Doc. Maybe it thinks it will make him look like a hero in a suit.
  6. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from indynurse
    "BP, RR & HR are still the same, but I am concerned that his temp is dropping...."
  7. by   CarVsTree
    Originally Posted by sinus.rhythm
    Patient is in terminal condition, with trache and PEG in place. New MD orders: Do not resuscitate, do not intubate. RN may pronounce!
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    I haven't slept, so maybe I'm not getting this one.

    ??
    Pt. already intubated via trach.
  8. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from Bubbasgirl
    this one wasn't really dumb, but i was kicking myself for leaving my cake mix and easy bake oven at home:

    Please get the patient a cupcake. It is her birthday.

    Aw, it is sweet though!
  9. by   EmmaG
    Quote from CarVsTree
    Pt. already intubated via trach.
    Well, I thought about that, but if they're terminal and expected to die, why intubated?
  10. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Well, I thought about that, but if they're terminal and expected to die, why intubated?
    sounds like pt was already tubed and then made comfort measures?
    (i just woke up...IS this pt comfort measures??? yawnnnnnnnn)

    leslie
  11. by   NOTEWORTHY
    One of the CNA's mistakenly charted urine output amount under intake part of I&O flowsheet.
    After the doctor reviewed the patient's chart, he wrote this order:
    Do not give the patient urine to drink, give him water instead.
  12. by   melpn
    Quote from NONRS2B
    What Is The Other Word Used For An Amputee's Stump?
    Oooh, I know this one! Are you ready for this? Residual Limb! Yup, written by a physiatrist. Technically accurate, but yeesh...
  13. by   EmmaG
    Quote from elizabells
    Any questions? Oh, I'd have so much fun with this. My favorite way to get back at someone who treats you as if you are stupid is to get really, really stupid. Pt's fam wants to know where the bathroom is? Where's the best place to grab a cup of coffee when the cafeteria is closed? Can they have a tissue/glass of water/bedpan? If there's a rise in inflection at the end, it's a question. Oh dooooooctooooooor...


    I love the way you think LOL

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