Charting Bloopers - page 28

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   UM Review RN
    Pt could also be unconscious, I suppose....
  2. by   katfishLPN
    This isn't something that was charted but something that happened to me. I had an unconscious patient in a SNF. I did an assessment I don't remember the particulars but I called the doc and got an order to send her to the ER. I called the ambulance and over the phone the dispatch guy asks me if she was conscious and I said "No". So when the EMT's get there I take them into the room and one of them says "I thought you said she wasn't conscious, she's still breathing" I just looked at him dumbfounded thinking ya if she wasn't breathing then she would be dead duh!!!!!!!!!!! :trout:
    But didn't say it out loud.
  3. by   Laughs-a-lot, RN
    that PERRLA one is hilarrious. Ok a dr calls me into the room (student nurse wotking as a tech), and says, yes, this pt bed is not working, we need to have a new bed ordered. I look and the plug is hanging 1/2 way out of the outlet. DUH! You can bet we were all giggling about that at the nurses station
  4. by   Cheyenne RN,BSHS
    Quote from pink dolphin
    that perrla one is hilarrious. ok a dr calls me into the room (student nurse working as a tech), and says, yes, this pt bed is not working, we need to have a new bed ordered. i look and the plug is hanging 1/2 way out of the outlet. duh! you can bet we were all giggling about that at the nurses station
    rotflmao....i hope he was not a brain surgeon.
  5. by   debbyed
    Written in the transfer notes on a patient received from a nursing home. "Pt has had no temperture for 3 days and keeps falling off the floor"
  6. by   Tievoli
    I saw a triage sheet that stated

    "child has suffered dog bite by rabbit"

    Wow i wonder what animal would give a rabbit bite..................
  7. by   Booty Nurse
    Pt in ED for a dog bite; MD wrote
    "Patient was bitten by his own doctor"
  8. by   grace90
    Quote from zebras
    Pt in ED for a dog bite; MD wrote
    "Patient was bitten by his own doctor"
    Maybe the doctor bit him because he got tired of the pt coming in for ridiculous complaints.
  9. by   RN4NICU
    I charted this one after a difficult IV start in the NICU:

    "Infant tolerated procedure h*ll"

    Should have been "well" but probably reflects what the baby thought of it.
  10. by   walkingrock
    When I had to do all narrative charting for the assessment in NICU, I kept finding myself accidently writing:

    infant in open CRIPT

    instead of open crib....
  11. by   cota2k
    How about having a bamboo bag available for conscious sedation?
  12. by   DoubleblessedRN
    I once picked up a pt from LTC who pulled out and damaged her PEG tube. The narrative area on the transfer sheet stated, "PEG tube busted. Please replace."
    I also once saw eurosepsis and hyperpotassemia written in a chart.
  13. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from medic2ernurse2b
    I also once saw eurosepsis and hyperpotassemia written in a chart.
    I saw hyperpotassemia also written in a chart. I pointed it out and laughed at it. BUT, unfortunately for me, it's a real word.

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