Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 10

To start things off, the best and funniest order I have seen on a chart, was in the discharge instructions for a trauma patient. It read simply Darwin Consult and was signed by the... Read More

  1. by   Tinkertots
    One of my favorites I see way too often:

    Physical Therapy for progressive ambulation on pts (yes, I see it often) who have been paraplegic or quads for years
  2. by   CTalmadge
    May ambulate PRN, this was in a chart of a resident that was w/c bound and could not stand.
  3. by   rebeccajs
    A teaching hospital where I worked, one of the foriegn residents wrote "eyes and nose q shift". We all laughed for days over that one.
  4. by   Cooker93
    This wasn't an order but a return to the nursing home diagnosis-CATARACTS - probably caused by an impaction. I want this Doctor to see what's wrong with me...NOT!!!:chuckle :chuckle
  5. by   Allaroundnurse
    Worked on the OB/GYN unit and one of our frequent flyers would ask for Juice if it wasn't time for her pain meds. The doc wrote an order for Juice and Wheelchair rides PRN because that seemed to work as well as the pain med.
  6. by   Allaroundnurse
    FLK is an approved nursery diagnosis (Funny Looking Kid) but one doc wrote FLK from FLP (Funny Looking Parents) not an approved diagnosis.
  7. by   howie122832
    Originally posted by rebeccajs
    A teaching hospital where I worked, one of the foriegn residents wrote "eyes and nose q shift". We all laughed for days over that one.


    Now thats funny..... I had to read it out loud to get it!! I'm still laughing! :chuckle :chuckle
  8. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by Allaroundnurse
    FLK is an approved nursery diagnosis (Funny Looking Kid) but one doc wrote FLK from FLP (Funny Looking Parents) not an approved diagnosis.
    Can I ask... approved by whom? Not trying to be argumentative or anything but doesn't *sound* like a diagnosis,much less an approved one. JMO
    Thank you.
  9. by   kiki5451
    My favorite order is the VO "Just watch it" when the pt is swirling the drain and the doc doesn't want to do anything....I want to say..."I was watching it when I called..." or I will write "Just watch it" in the chart."
  10. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Originally posted by ayemmeff
    Can I ask... approved by whom? Not trying to be argumentative or anything but doesn't *sound* like a diagnosis,much less an approved one. JMO
    Thank you.
    I agree. I have never heard of this as an approved dx. I mean, I think all of the docs use the term from time to time, but I have never seen it in a chart.

    Can anyone else back up this? Is FLK really approved?
  11. by   Retired Nurse
    Yes, I have heard and seen the "FLK" diagnosis. I loved the "Funny Looking Parents" one. That's a new one.
  12. by   Orca
    I had three patients in a LTC facility who had PRN orders (usually at HS) for various alcoholic beverages. However, I declined a request from one to get her "shot" to use as a chaser for her Lortab and Oxycontin.

    One order I saw in a chart was DC black crap. The patient was using a coal tar preparation for psoriasis, and the treatment was not working. The doctor could not remember exactly what he had prescribed.

    One psychiatrist I worked with was tiring of one patient constantly bugging him for anxiety medication (this patient just liked the buzz she got from benzos), so he wrote the following instructions to the pharmacy:

    Big, ugly placebo PO q6h PRN anxiety

    You should have seen the concoction the pharmacy put together to comply with this order.
    Last edit by Orca on Mar 20, '03
  13. by   donormom
    We once had an MD who would write:

    Feed and water pt.

    Of course this was for pt's unable to feed themself, so we would chuckle and go on with our work.

    Then, he wrote the order on his grandmother's chart!!!!!

    Karen:chuckle

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