Charting Bloopers - page 62

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

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    In a hospitalist's H&P: the chest x-ray showed bilateral ankle fractures.
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    I admitted a patient whose diagnosis was "Sick"!? Really now??
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    In a physicians notes: "Wound is healing well but a screw is loose." We're assuming he meant the metal ware, but you can never really tell

    My own notes (same day): Pt "Not initiating eating herself"
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    Quote from nurse-to-be1000
    Actually I just heard about this very way of giving karo syrup to a diabetic dog this morning on I believe Good Morning America or the Today show (relaxing due to being snowed in). The suggestion was to put the syrup in a syringe and squirt it between the dog's cheek and teeth so it would run down the back of his throat. However, I admit I do not have any animals so I don't have any first hand experience with this but I wouldn't want to try it.

    While working in a SNF, I had a truly delightful gentleman who was an insulin dependent diabetic. It was quite common for this guy's pre-breakfast blood sugar to be in the basement. He was not rousable for eating or drinking, (not uncommon for blood sugar to be around 30!) My method with him was to get a squeeze bottle of pancake syrup from dietary, squeeze some between his cheek and gums, and initiate a reflexive swallow. He'd respond quickly and then would willingly eat half a peanut butter sandwich. Being in a rural area, his Primary doc was a dork who wouldn't evaluate why this gentleman was so up-and-down. After multiple, multiple, MULTIPLE discussions with this doc, he finally agreed to a sliding scale. For all these bouncing blood sugars, the gentleman had no residual damage.
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    post-op patient woke up with complaint of 'smelling like diesel' pain meds reduced no longer smelling like diesel but would like it back?
    the patient was not confused at all at the time.
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    In chief complaint, "76 y.o. woman complaining of difficulty breeding"...... you think????
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    radiologist interpretation of an abd series... "funny looking cecum" I mean, really??! Maybe it caused him to chuckle...
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    For a #: "Closed reduction internal fixation"
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    Ractated Lingers

    "No complaints this sh*t." (shift)
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    Quote from sairin8
    For a #: "Closed reduction internal fixation"
    That's quite a feat!

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