Charting Bloopers - page 53

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   Indy
    "Pt family pureed foot and fed it to him and he ate it all"

    The handwriting on it was very neat, it was clearly f-o-o-t not f-o-o-d.
  2. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    "He urinates from his urethra and also drinks from his suprapubic catheter."

    Hmm, somebody didn't correct his consult after dictation...
  3. by   DSkelton711
    I saw a nurse chart "wound has ***** drainage" in a nurses note. lol. I have a dirty mind, I know.
  4. by   Anna Flaxis
    ^ Same as above. Instead of "pus-like" drainage.....
  5. by   Jeannemars
    One new nurse charted and notified MD "pt has 3 episode of fuel-smelling loose BM" lol haha she might have pooped gasoline lmao! Instead of foul-smelling..haha
  6. by   HeartNurse3
    We give Tylenol IV all the time - most of the time it works better than narcotics post-op. The brand name is Ofirmev.
  7. by   opdahlamber
    "Rythym abnormal, regularly irregular" Well, which is it, Doc?

    Actually, this is correct... it means that the rhythm is irregular but it has a beat that repeats.
  8. by   opdahlamber
    Quote from diane227
    I love having nursing students on my floor. They are fun and I love teaching and interacting with them. But one of them wrote something funny on a chart today. She wrote in her nursing assessment: "Pt. is concerned that he will not be able to pay his hospital bill. He has been referred for financial counseling and is pleased with the outcome" but there was not one word in her assessment about the physical condition of the patient. I made a copy of her note and I thought about writing an addendum to her note: Pt found in cardiac arrest. Pronounced dead at 11:45. Financial counseling no longer needed.
    If one of MY students ever writes something like that....please do!!!!
  9. by   kkrayon
    IN the mid-90's at a pediatric teaching hospital, the med student was directed by the resident to "write for I's and O's". What appeared on the doctor's order sheet was "eyes and nose". We laughed hysterically, but it was scary to think that person was in charge of writing orders for the patient!
  10. by   ToriGriffinJones
    After spending 3 days straight with this insane, extremely demanding pts family and the MD's constantly teasing me about having to be their nurse, I purposely left the MD alone in the room with them. Of course, this is one of those MDs that has to have his hand held by the RNs. After he had spent 45mins being ripped by the family, he left me the following order, "PTFFURC by RN STAT". I called him to ask what this was. He replied, "Pillow to families face until respirations cease"...LOL!! Of course this order sheet was removed and discarded...
  11. by   JadeTrottier
    OCTOGENARIAN : a person whose age is in the eighties

    Octogenarian - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary


  12. by   skylark
    Quote from ToriGriffinJones
    After spending 3 days straight with this insane, extremely demanding pts family and the MD's constantly teasing me about having to be their nurse, I purposely left the MD alone in the room with them. Of course, this is one of those MDs that has to have his hand held by the RNs. After he had spent 45mins being ripped by the family, he left me the following order, "PTFFURC by RN STAT". I called him to ask what this was. He replied, "Pillow to families face until respirations cease"...LOL!! Of course this order sheet was removed and discarded...
    Remind me of the term we used years ago for similar families.
    We called them PFA folk

    "Pillow, Five minutes, and an Alibi!




    ( not to be confused with PFO folk, "******, fell over")
  13. by   eatmysoxRN
    Too many times I see a missing "-g" on the end of a word that makes me automatically read the note with a thick Southern accent.

    As far as bloopers go, I hate it when things that are wrong aren't charted. Cellulitis to BLE.. Previous charting indicated no skin problems at all. Patient had 4+ cracked pitting edema and her legs looked terrible! I wonder which patients some of the folks are looking at!

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~

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