Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 19

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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 resident. Well the attending did... Read More


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    Quote from johnboy
    Here's a rather annoying order written by a first-year resident, on the floor of all places:

    Nitropaste 1.5 inches to chest wall, q6h (fair enough so far),

    "TITRATE" to SBP> 90 by wiping off 1/4 inch at a time.

    How many of you folks have the time to stand by the bedside and take serial BP's when you have 10-14 patients all calling for you, just so you can "titrate" Nitropaste?
    OMG....destined to be a classic...
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    posted elsewhere...but probably should have here...so here it is...

    Frequent flyer manipulative seizure-faker begs doc for more Valium..."gonna have a seizure" you know the ones....
    Doc writes:
    Increase Valium to 10mg, if that doesn't work, try a 357
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    I have heard of the sugar tx for pressure ulcers from wound care nurses nowadays but they don't use it anymore.

    But the back rub thing I think went out when we all started having 10 to 12 patients, ( 8 most nights on my floor),and some patients with the multiple psych problems + medical problems most nurses get on med surg or cardiac floors like where I work if we tried therapuetic touch they would become abusive or think we were commiting battery on them... I am serious...
    sad but true I wish it were different because human touch is important.

    Quote from kenurse
    Many of you are showing your youth and inexperience. 3H enema used to be a very common order. In LTC, wine is often given to stimulate appetite on little 80 pound patients. I suppose you've never heard of using sugar or MOM to put on decubiti to promote healing, either. Gone are the days when the docs from the old school come in and turn off the ICU monitor and tell you to look at the patient and treat the patient, not the machine! And what happened to giving a backrub at bedtime to every patient??
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    In the ER I had a doc who wrote, "place pt in gown"

    flaerman
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    [QUOTE=kenurse]Many of you are showing your youth and inexperience. 3H enema used to be a very common order. In LTC, wine is often given to stimulate appetite on little 80 pound patients. I suppose you've never heard of using sugar or MOM to put on decubiti to promote healing, either. Gone are the days when the docs from the old school come in and turn off the ICU monitor and tell you to look at the patient and treat the patient, not the machine! And what happened to giving a backrub at bedtime to every patient??[/QUOTE

    i totally agree with more touching and treating the patient and not the machine. so many doctors and nurses dont touch patients anymore. touch heals so much! physical, emotional and psychological. thats exactly the type of nurse i want to be.
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    MD wrote order to "call glucose police at 911 for finger stick >200."

    Not an order but admitting dx.......Sinkable episode.

    In Er notes....... Pt incont. of lg bowel movement.
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    OOPS........ I meant....... Pt incont. of lg bowl movement
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    Quote from nurtch04

    Not an order but admitting dx.......Sinkable episode.

    .
    And I had a pt. with admitting dx of "Eurosepsis". Must have gotten it on a trip.

    Also had an order last week: "d/c foley (that means take it out)". You can tell that doc has a high opinion of nurses!

    Savvy
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    Admitting diagnoses on pediatrics
    1) "sick" - makes sense we would admit a patient who is sick
    2) "clean ears" - what normal healthy child has clean ears? The kid must be terminal!

    Dumb orders
    "Silver nitrate to diaper rash tid" - OUCHH!! I think he meant Silvadene. This is the same doc who told me not to call with any more problems. I asked him if I could write that as an order.
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    Quote from sixes
    first day on the floor i was a student nurse. Doctor asks me to draw up morphine to be given IV stat. I explain that I can't do this as I am a student and need everything double checked signed etc. He says i forgot your a slug. of course i'm mad and hurt. report to my clinical instructor who of course is now having kittens. I'm more upset. when she finally gets control of herself I learn that slug is student learning under guidance. funny now not then
    At least you were not a NIT (nurse in training)


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