What is the dumbest order you ever read? - page 20

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   nrsang97
    UA C&S on a anuric dialysis patient. (The doc knew he was a Hemodialysys pt)
  2. by   jam2007
    while working in a rehab an MD wrote an order for gin and raisins b/c the pt said it helped w/arthritis. Needless to say, we didn't follow through.
  3. by   clairebearrn
    "NPO by mouth"...i was laughing...hehe
  4. by   rn-jane
    I saw an order today that said "air flow checks" The doctor meant to write chux(pads) she wanted the disposabel paper pads versus our cotton pads. The charge nurse called respiratory thinking it was air saturation checks.
  5. by   Chixie
    We had one that had as all scratching our heads

    Lady who was in her 70's had a DNR but only in the event of complete heart block-how are we supposed to know that
  6. by   almostthere08
    My favorite was actually an admitting diagnosis on the chart, "In fart"
    Thats gotta hurt!!:chuckle
  7. by   RN1982
    OOBTC. Not a jcaho approved abbreviation.
  8. by   rn4babies63
    I once got a verbal order at 0200 from an OB " when the water starts to boil, put the spaghetti in" hmmm wonder what he was dreaming about when I was so rude to wake him up? He got razzed about that one for a long time!
  9. by   anissa
    obtundant patient and an order for "peanut butter sandwich - STAT" !!!
  10. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from rn4babies63
    I once got a verbal order at 0200 from an OB " when the water starts to boil, put the spaghetti in" hmmm wonder what he was dreaming about when I was so rude to wake him up? He got razzed about that one for a long time!
    That is REALLY funny.
  11. by   TexasPediRN
    Quote from rn4babies63
    I once got a verbal order at 0200 from an OB " when the water starts to boil, put the spaghetti in" hmmm wonder what he was dreaming about when I was so rude to wake him up? He got razzed about that one for a long time!

    OMG thats the best one ever!!!
  12. by   JaredCNA
    Once a nurse took a verbal order from a physician at 0300 (obviously sleeping very hard) for a K+ of 3.0 and he said give her a glass of orange juice and he'll follow up in about six hours.
  13. by   Thornbird
    "Night shift to do pulse oximetry on room air while patient sleeping. Exercise oximetry."

    Already has order for portable O2 when amb due to de-satting. This order made it onto the Kardex. I did the sleep oximetry but couldn't quite figure out if I was to exercise the pt while asleep or what. :spin:

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