Charting Bloopers - page 4

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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    OR he wanted to irrigate the patient! IV BAG of 1000cc or 3000cc of ns, depends on how much you want to irrigate. IV is just a standard term in charting in this case. Or maybe the patient didn't have a Foley... LOL.

    Connect IV to F/C

    I guess he had recycling on his mind!

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    UHHH could the patient have had a nose bleed or some sort of facial injuries?? Foleys work great to put pressure in areas you can't pack with guaze easily. Remember the Caldwell Lucs?


    Originally posted by janine3&5:
    On an ER flow sheet, "16 Fr foley inserted to pt's L nare." ????????


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    A collegue wrote..."pt states "slept well until nurse came in to get on patient"(instead of check on pt!)LOL!
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    from a nursing note. 7 formed fecalettes floating in the toilet. I often wondered if they all got in line and did high kicks
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    Originally posted by ClariceS:
    I recently saw a "add 20 mEq Kay Ciel to existing IVF" order also. Maybe these docs were trained at the same place.

    We also had an order recently that to us really brought into question the integrity of the writer. The order was for "1 baked potato p.o. bid". First, where else would a baked potato go and secondly, dietary requests do not need to be written by a doc in the orders sheet!

    [This message has been edited by ClariceS (edited December 27, 2000).]
    LOLOL, I had to write in on this one. Like potatoes would go other places? hehe.
    Oddly enough, I did see a dietary order like the potato one- on my patients charts once as well. It was something like 6 oz Rice po BID. It looked kinda funny, but I think it was for some GI purpose, LOL... Thanks for the laugh.

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    Originally posted by RNkat:
    From the physician progress notes on a patient with a glass eye:
    "PERRLA"
    Hmm, guess that doc needs a new assessment class, ROFL!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

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    Originally posted by lpnandloveit1:
    from a nursing note. 7 formed fecalettes floating in the toilet. I often wondered if they all got in line and did high kicks
    only a nurse can relate to this one, lol bowel chat... too funny the fecalettes. :-O

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    Originally posted by AHarri66:
    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
    lol, what about the new factory ones, sorry. I just had to say something... :-)
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    I read one the other day, from a history and physical:
    "Has remote family history of broken ankle"

    Geez.....my sister got 3 stitches in her ear lobe after a go-cart accident in 1973.....
    hummmm.....whould that effect my current hospitalization I wonder?
    He (the MD) must have been tired because the whole H&P was riddled with strange, disjointed thoughts and statements.
    I guess he'll fix it when he signs it.
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    Originally posted by ClariceS:
    I recently saw a "add 20 mEq Kay Ciel to existing IVF" order also. Maybe these docs were trained at the same place.

    We also had an order recently that to us really brought into question the integrity of the writer. The order was for "1 baked potato p.o. bid". First, where else would a baked potato go and secondly, dietary requests do not need to be written by a doc in the orders sheet!

    [This message has been edited by ClariceS (edited December 27, 2000).]
    In reference to the potato order......we have a palliative care coordinator (an RN) who is a little condesending at times. Anyway, I saw an order from her once for "back rubs PRN". A little insulting in my mind. We joked that she would start ordering "tissue to nose PRN" and other little things like that.

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