Charting Bloopers - page 13

Found in the History and Physical section of a patient's chart who had experienced visual hallucinations while ill: "Patient vehemently denies any auditory, tactile, or old factory hallucinations." YIKES! Angela... Read More

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    "Res. found digging in rectum. Large BM. Ate 50% for dinner with much encouragement.~~~~~~~~~~signed."


    Same nurse asked me the other day how to spell pus-sy, because everyone laughs the way she spells it...

    Gotta love nursing!!

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    Originally posted by BJRN76
    We all got a good laugh at work after reading a consultation from our ID doctor. She has large amount of ***** drainage... we decided that purulent might look better. (Keep in mind it was a slow day)

    seen THAT one more than once.....LOL

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    Originally posted by boobaby42
    I have a bad habit of spelling pus or puss, oh heck, which ever, wrong. Everybody gets quite a jolt reading my notes decribing an infection. Pus filled or puss filled. You decide. you spell it could mean a difference in the location of the infection......(get it? )
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    Originally posted by LilgirlRN
    I took care of a bedbound patient once who was just a litttle bit eccentric. She was perfectly well groomed, no bedsores, had round the clock sitters but wouldn't let anyone touch her feet. The H&P ended with this line..."And she has the longest toenails I've ever seen in my whole life"
    LMAO! I don't know why, but of all these entries, this one made me spit my pop laughing!

    These are great!:roll
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    Originally posted by Terre
    A new intern to our CCU once charted attempts to cardiovert a patient in the following manner:
    Attempted to convert the patient with 200 jews, unsuccessful. Second attempt to convert the patient with 300 jews unsuccessful. Patient finally converted on the third attempt with 300 jews.
    The mental picture of three hundred rabbis surrounding a patient's bed yelling, "Convert, convert!" was too much. We nicknamed him "Call a Code or Call a Rabbi" from that day forward.
    OY VEY!!!!! BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA!!!!! :roll
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    I am reminded of the oldie but goodie from the infertility specialist who wrote to a consulting colleague, "Between the two of us, we should be able to get her pregnant"
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  7. 5 an H&P...."hx of vaginal hysterectomy for hemorroids."

    Oh yeah?
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    Boy am I glad I didn't complain about my hemorroids!!HAHA
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    My favorite and most recent was probably a mistype by the unit secretary. Mr. Smith was to have a uterine culture. Now how would one accomplish that?
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    Hey Gang,
    I actually had a cardiologist prescribe

    Nitropaste 1" SL q 6h

    I couldn't resist asking him what Nitropaste tasted like!

    You all have helped keep me sane tonight! Thanks for the laughs! VNM

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