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... Read More
Jan 3, '04I once experienced the then captain of our ambulance corps take a patient's B/P upside down, and then actually call in the results to the ER. The diastolic was the top and the systolic was the bottom as stated. :roll I sure hope that didn't speak volumes about our ambulance corps.:roll We really weren't all that bad.
Jan 5, '04A number of years ago I had called our vascular surgeon to let him know that my pt's perfusion had worsened. Instead of his toes becoming more NECROTIC, they were more NEUROTIC. Yes he still teases me about it to this day.
Jan 5, '04I saw in an H&P in the NICU:
Born via normal spontaneous C section..... Huh?
And had a recent order:
Ad lib feeds Q3 30cc's....
I guess that is a more "flexible" 30 cc's?
Jan 6, '04In resonse to order "suck balls QID"
Originally posted by sixes
:roll Read all 14 pages this one still has me in tears.
Hubby thinks I've lost it. All I can do is point. So he reads it
He certainly likes the order
Thanks for making my day
Jan 6, '04Working in the NICU, I had a surgical resident that wrote, dange pt at bedside, BID......?by the foot or what?
Jan 6, '04Was the nurse in charge of male surgical ontake ward on a Saturday night. The Surgical Registrar phoned me said he was sending up a patient who had been shot in the eye! **** I was panicking, thinking of nursing a really bad head injury on an old fashioned Nightingale ward all night. I kept asking him to send the to patient to ITU or even the Ophthalmic Ward! But he kept talking to me like I was a lunatic - saying NO this patient is coming to your ward! Okay said I eventually - we'll take him.
Was dreading the worst when I accepted him.
But he was sat up on the trolley! smiling, not a head injury in sight.
He had been shot in the thigh - not the eye!!
Feb 28, '04I had a nurse write on a chart"He be chilling on the couch" And he was. He had expired. At this particular place nurse aides no longer chart on the notes.
[QUOTE=nofear4me23]Originally posted by AHarri66:
[B]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."
At our hospital they allow aides to write in nurses notes!! This is a true note, "patient don't move all day. Just lays there." When second shift arrived a code was called on the mentioned patient. The doctor stopped the code and yelled, "this pt expired hours ago" As nurses on our unit we are trying to stop the aides from note writing. Does anyone know the law from Pennsylania?
Feb 28, '04Suck balls QID. I wouldn't get anything done from laughing too hard over reading that order LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 29, '04I transferred a pt with pneumonia to the hospital one day. Instead of charting that she went to NVCH-the hospital in my town, I charted that she was sent to NVHS-the High school. I caught the mistake the next day.
Feb 29, '04Congratulations, and welcome to the world of nursing.Quote from NDoddI hadn't changed my profile yet, I was officially an LPN a little over a week ago!