Charting Bloopers - page 59
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
- 1Sep 3, '10 by mikataFrom last night, the triage nurse wrote: ROH. According to friend consumed unknown amounts of speed and coke. Responds to pain and alcohol.
I write my notes in French and don't understand all the abreviations here. I feel I'm missing out on some funny stuff.
- 1Sep 4, '10 by cherrybreezeQuote from roser13"What is "cerclage?" Cerclage is a procedure (involves a suture, I believe) used on a pregnant woman with an incompetent cervix. It helps keep the cervix closed until delivery time.Quote from TonyaM73Thank you for the info. I did not know what cerlage was; I haven't ever worked in OB beyond my brief rotation way back in nursing school. I also didn't know what "cirvical" was....Cerclage: also called purse stings (for slang) because that is what the suture stitch looks like. It is used to keep the cervix closed until it is time for delivery, otherwise if the cervix is not strong enough the baby will be born prematurly.
- 4Sep 9, '10 by mr_nurse_drewQuote from jkhA visiting psychiatrist from India was at rounds one morning when he wrote the following in the patient's note,
"He is clearly psychotic this morning. He states he has a frog in his throat."
I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!!!! That's so funny!
- 8Sep 14, '10 by Streamline2010Quote from TerreA new intern to our CCU once charted attempts to cardiovert a patient in the following manner:
Attempted to convert the patient with 200 jews, unsuccessful. Second attempt to convert the patient with 300 jews unsuccessful. Patient finally converted on the third attempt with 300 jews.
The mental picture of three hundred rabbis surrounding a patient's bed yelling, "Convert, convert!" was too much. We nicknamed him "Call a Code or Call a Rabbi" from that day forward.
I know that's an old post, but ROTFL!
Ditto forPatient vehemently denies any auditory, tactile, or old factory hallucinationsLast edit by Streamline2010 on Sep 14, '10
- 1Sep 15, '10 by blonde1here's another for you all- we have an MD that comes in and when he's having a bad day and is mad writes orders like: tell administration to thin chart. or even better: find her ted stockings.
nicely put, but couldn't you ask us instead of writing such wierd orders
- 1Nov 10, '10 by dsoginerHad to add this one. Working in Well-baby, two residents were writing furiously in a chart and had checked a baby's diaper several times. They finally waved me over and said, "I don't want to alarm you but there is blood in this baby's diaper..." it was all I could do but laugh. In fact it took a minute or so to compose myself to explain uric acid crystals. I left them trying to figure out how to dispose of the charting they had just completed.
- 3Nov 11, '10 by nursetillyThis was found in a History & Physical for a surgical patient. It was supposed to say: "Pt has had colitis three times for which she was hospitalized." But the transcription left the "L" out of "colitis". The pt did have three children, so it could be true.