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
- 4May 25, '03 by mlolsonny"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!!
- 1May 26, '03 by babs_rnOriginally posted by BJRN76
We all got a good laugh at work after reading a consultation from our ID doctor. She wrote...pt 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
- 1Originally 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.
- 1Originally 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"
These are great!:roll
- 5Originally 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.