Charting Bloopers - page 26

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

  1. by   Darth Nightingale
    Quote from TracyRN
    I must confess that I, too, described thick, white drainage as "***** ." Luckily, it was while I was in nursing school when we all spent time agonizing over our notes and first wrote them on scrap paper. I did figure it out before it went on the record but we had a great time laughing about it at post conference and it still makes me chuckle whenever I write "prurulent."
    ok, I'm dense. what is "*****". Can i at least buy a vowel?
  2. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from Frogbitedaddio
    ok, I'm dense. what is "*****". Can i at least buy a vowel?
    It's another word for "purulent" meaning "pus-filled" but can also be used as an obscenity.

    That help?
  3. by   Darth Nightingale
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    It's another word for "purulent" meaning "pus-filled" but can also be used as an obscenity.

    That help?
    Five letters and another name for pus filled can ve used as an obsenity??? Still no clue. Is there a "E" in it?
  4. by   kwagner_51
    Quote from Frogbitedaddio
    Five letters and another name for pus filled can ve used as an obsenity??? Still no clue. Is there a "E" in it?

    A vulgar name for vagina. It has 2 s's and ends in y.

    Figure it out yet? Some people also call their cats by this name.


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    In His Grace,

    Karen

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  5. by   katfishLPN
    When I was a brand new nurse I also used this word in charting to describe wound drainage. A very nice nurse brought this to my attention and helped me change it. I was so embarrassed!!!!!!!! :imbar I guess a lot of new nurse's make this mistake.
  6. by   Coach Patch
    Nurse wrote in the patient's chart: "Fed patient. Patient spat on me. I spat back."

    Ha ha...some people are really digging their own grave.

    This nurse got fired after trying to sell raffle tickets to patients for a wheel chair raffle that did not exist.
  7. by   elizabells
    Quote from katfishLPN
    When I was a brand new nurse I also used this word in charting to describe wound drainage. A very nice nurse brought this to my attention and helped me change it. I was so embarrassed!!!!!!!! :imbar I guess a lot of new nurse's make this mistake.
    I guess I'm lucky...I used that word in a sixth-grade science assignment and got detention for it. Will NEVER use it again.

    Not to mention my visceral hatred of the word as it pertains to the female anatomy. Won't even use it for a feline...YUCK. I'd rather hear the C word, and that's no lie...
  8. by   NurseyTee
    Quote from daisie
    I work in a nursing home. The other night one of my aids called me over the call and said, "Mr. ____ has a bad rash on his prenatal area and needs some cream." I was laughing so hard and she came out of the room and said, "Are you laughing at me?" I could only shake my head 'yes.' I finally explained to her what prenatal was and told her she meant perineum.
    Gosh! No Hippa laws in SC? Her butt would have been reamed in our facility for blasting that over the intercom for violating his privacy. I would have a talk with her about this so it doesn't happen again. How embarrassing for him, if he has the capacity, but even if he doesn't he still has the right to his privacy. Just my two cents.
  9. by   NurseyTee
    Quote from Coach Patch
    Nurse wrote in the patient's chart: "Fed patient. Patient spat on me. I spat back."

    Ha ha...some people are really digging their own grave.

    This nurse got fired after trying to sell raffle tickets to patients for a wheel chair raffle that did not exist.
    DISPICABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she is no longer licensed either!! She should be in jail.
  10. by   MultipurposeRN
    I saw an ER note that read, "Pt co of liquid diarrhea running from house x 3 days."
    Yuck, glad I don't have to visit that house! lol
  11. by   JWaldron
    I got pulled off my unit to work as the Unit Clerk on another floor (at RN wages, how's THAT for cost-effective planning!?!), and got this one to transcribe: "Pt may walk on floor". Must have brought her down to earth!

    Savvy
  12. by   EMTandNurse2B
    I'm a student, and in one of my discharge notes on a pediatric patient I charted: "Mother placed in infant car seat" instead of "Mother placed infant in car seat". My instructor tracked me down with the chart and told me she would like to see that!
    Last edit by EMTandNurse2B on Jun 26, '06
  13. by   lalang
    the patient was commatose, post partum for 6hrs. and a medicine doc have an order like this. "NPO except oral meds" How can a commatose pt. swallow an oral meds.

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