Best MD note - page 3

by beckster_01 29,798 Views | 56 Comments

There may or may not be a thread like this but I couldn't resist sharing. This weekend I was digging through my patient's chart trying to learn more about his history when I came across a note by the attending cardiologist. It... Read More


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    Had a patient come in for abdominal pain. Our on-call GI doc wrote after a very detailed assessment note: "I have NO CLUE what is going on!"
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    In surgical report on pt who had to have whole apple removed from rectum..."Instructed pt in proper intake of fiber."I kid you not. Hee Hee!
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    My husband used to work as a film librarian in the Radiology Dept. This particular transcription report read "FOS". He asked the Radiologist what it meant and he responded, "Full of s*it"!!
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    When I worked in the OR, we had a problem with surgeons filling out the POST OP progress note BEFORE the surgery and they would forget to date and time them. To prevent errors and promote safe practice, we moved the note to the OR so they couldn't get to them before the procedure. At any rate, one surgeon who was fed up with being called back to the PACU to put the time on the form actually put the time down, as Central European Time!! SMH
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    I still recall the doctor, a psychiatrist, who wrote an order "Give drug STAT on Thursday."
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    One of our pediatricians .charted child bitten by dog 10 days ago mom states dog is fine, nothing was ever charted about how the child was doing.
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    Quote from cbs1980
    One of our pediatricians .charted child bitten by dog 10 days ago mom states dog is fine, nothing was ever charted about how the child was doing.
    Hey some people have their priorities in that order... LOL... Aloha~
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    Quote from logachelle
    In surgical report on pt who had to have whole apple removed from rectum..."Instructed pt in proper intake of fiber."I kid you not. Hee Hee!

    Hahaha! Many years ago, my father, who was a CRNA, and I worked at the same hospital. One night he was called in to give anesthesia for an emergency procedure. After the surgery, I saw his notes and the procedure name was: "Removal of foreign body from rectum (shampoo bottle attached to stick with rusty nail)". I never forgot that story and years later at another hospital, I told the story to a surgeon and asked about what interesting things he had removed over the years. He rattled off a list of typical items and then said, "Dr. Johnson removed a squash".
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    I had a doctor with a great sense of humor. Couldn't remember to write orders to DC a saline lock before dismissal. One time after I had reminded him to write that, he then also wrote "please dress patient in street clothes before discharge."

    Another time, we had given a resident a flu shot, only to find out he had already gotten one that season. Informed the doc, who replied "let me know if he develops an 'S' on his chest or get the urge to leap tall buildings in a single bound."
    Last edit by Syrenia on Aug 17, '12 : Reason: spelling
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    In an H&P dr charted "pt's o2 sats 120's on non-rebreather but quicky drop to the 00's without it." Haven't quite figured out how an o2 sat can be more than 100%, or 0%. Hopefully it was a transcription error!
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