Charting Bloopers - page 34

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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    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.

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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    These posts are great!!

    Here's one of my favorites written by ID in the progress notes of a long-term vent patient we had in ICU:

    Day 445.
    Here longer than the hostages in Tehran, with much less hope.

    and this one, written by a very tired noc shift RRT....pt remains being ventilated.
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    Quote from HappyJaxRN
    WHAT??? Never heard of such a thing. :chuckle I guess where ever this is they don't have nose bleed kits...ya know the thing that looks like a tampon that is inserted into a nare....has a string hanging out....a foley cath in the nare? I have to ask around about that one...hey, whatever works! :chuckle
    I'v seen it in A&E pt had the worst nosebleed iv ever seen they thought it may be a GI bleed, ENT doc tried packing it normally this didn't work, so a fellow student stood hold a foley coming out a a patients nose.


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