Charting Bloopers - page 64
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
- 2"and secondly, dietary requests do not need to be written by a doc in the orders sheet!"
When the doc orders "Pt may have 3 beers per day, AC/HS" We should probably have an order for that-especially when the patient is discharged, and we are left with a 12 pack in the nutrition room with no supervision...
- 1Quote from traumaboyAnd in other uses for foleys- patient in for labor induction had foley bulb inserted to assist in dilating cervix. Patient (not a genius in human anatomy) "What happens when I have to go pee?" (apparently women only have one orifice down there)foley's are great for stopping nosebleeds, the balloon works miracles
- 2And then there are the male patients who have the "no" checked on their med history next to "hysterectomy." Whew, that's good to know.
I always like to test the new admits who seem like know it alls or seekers by asking (males) about hysterectomies and (females) about their prostate health. I am usually right, and it is amazing how many women have severe prostate problems!
- 1Apr 22, '12 by Not_A_Hat_PersonQuote from NayRNWhen I was in school, 2 or 3 of my patients had grandmothers who died of prostate cancer.I always like to test the new admits who seem like know it alls or seekers by asking (males) about hysterectomies and (females) about their prostate health. I am usually right, and it is amazing how many women have severe prostate problems!
- 2Apr 22, '12 by GitanoRN GuideQuote from crazierthanyoulmaoyesterday, at the hospital, i was reading a patient's h&p. the following was charted:
"the patient is homeless, severedly depressed and was talking to his hands. he is incompetent of urine. he was admitted from jail but the reason he was incinerated is unknown."
- 0Apr 26, '12 by cndn_grl08Quote from frustratedRNI was taught in school to chart "pleasantly confused", that's not a blooper. Opposed to confused and hitting and screaming, she is pleasant and confused...my fav is
"pt pleasantly confused"
and the time one of our male nurses charted that he examined mr smiths vagina
- 1Apr 27, '12 by RURN2O11One of my favorites was written by a Canadian physician. He stated that the pt had "fantastic morbid obesity." I understand that technically fantastic means bizarre or unusual, but in the U.S. the word has a positive connotation, usually describing something that is really good. When I read that note, I remember thinking "There is nothing fantastic about that pt's weight!"
I am also always amused by the doctors' notes that say PERRLA for blind patients & "CV: RRR, no murmurs" on pts w/ A Fib who clearly have an irregular rate or pts w/ very loud, obvious heart murmurs.