Doctors' Chart Bloopers - page 3
Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it had completely disappeared. Father died in his 90's of female... Read More
Dec 31, '08this was a mistake i made when i was doing externship hrs @ a clinic for my Medical Assistant training...... the office was really busy that day with a staff consisting of Doctor , his wife(office manager!! yeah i know not fun enviornment), Medical assistant that worked there for 15+ YEARS.... and me!!giving them my very educational fee labor..... so plenty of people that day coming going both waiting rooms were to full capacity with patients in each of the 3 exam rooms and lab area the office manager always ordered me to do like 3 diff things at the same time!! so she was ordering me to make a chart for a new patient that had just walked in and at the same time she wanted me to give someone their appt... and couple of other things she was ordering me to to .... so i made the chart ... vitaled the patient put it in the chart holder to be seen ..... the doctor later on started yelling out asking where in the heck was this PT!!!! office manager screams well he left over an hour ago what is your problem!!! doc sez WHY IS HIS NAME ON THIS CHART!!! oopsies my bad i know ....
Jan 4, '09Not charting, but still pretty funny.
A doctor was assessing a patient who had spilled hot coffee on her face and burned herself, he proceeded to ask, "was the coffee that spilled on you hot?" We ribbed him about that one for a few days!
Jan 5, '09Quote from BoboOk i know this is old..but OMG if i ever see these on a chart, there is NO WAY that i will be able to keep a straight face when i see the doctor. You would think that a doctor would be able to get these things right???Some additional quotes made by physicians in actual medical records:
Discharge status: alive but without permission.
The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1983.
The patient refused an autopsy.
The patient has no past history of suicides.
Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital.
Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.
Since she can't get pregnant with her husband, I thought you would like to work her up.
She is numb from her toes down.
Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.
Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.
Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid.
The patient was prepped and raped in the usual manner.
Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation
Jan 5, '09SERIOUSLY?!?!?!
Hahahaha well this is definitely entertaining!!:chuckle
If one of these charts becomes an evidence for a legal case......... I COULD only imagine!
Jan 9, '09I've had 3 patients whose grandmothers died of prostate cancer.
In the ER, an expect note said a patient was in "dandy condition." I was dying to see if he was wearing a monocle, top hat, and cane.
Another doctor ordered an HGB (pregnancy test) on an 86-year-old woman.Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Jan 9, '09 : Reason: more information
Jan 11, '09Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person[FONT=Arial Narrow]Hgb is "hemoglobin." HcG is pregnancy.Another doctor ordered an HGB (pregnancy test) on an 86-year-old woman.
Jan 11, '09Not a "blooper" at all, but a true order (yep, my patient)
On a young male with a penile implant: "apply ice to balls prn"
This was during NS and my CI would ask me during the day if it was time
Jan 13, '09This isn't a blooper but still funny. I was looking up something in the doctor's orders on a patient that had been in the hospital for about six months.
The hospitalist had ordered a consult for geriatric med and put the reason as:Is this patient ever getting out of here?
Jan 22, '09Quote from PattiecakeThat may be, but this thread is still going strong in '09! lmao! just shows that nurses have been saving drs butts for 10 years now!Anyone notice this thread started in 1999?