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

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. Visit  Jamesdotter profile page
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    "Watch Pt"--this on nights, a 35-bed unit with one RN, one SN and one NA.
    The nurse said "I watched him -- run out the door, and down the street. (I think it was security that caught up with him three or four blocks away). Oh, and he was supposed to have CHF.

    By the way, this was 30 or so years ago. Most of those patients today would be day surgery, I think.
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  3. Visit  jsteine1 profile page
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    Quote from Titiana
    Can I ask why you would want to douche with Betadine???


    Betadine is a common douche solution now available OTC.
    I'm guessing here.... At 450 pounds, there may have been some serious
    hygiene issues.
  4. Visit  Angie O'Plasty, RN profile page
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    I don't blame the doc here, we knew what he meant. Still had to get clarification in the morning.

    For a LOL with a BNP >3000 and a CXR that showed CHF, the doc probably wanted to write, "Daily Weights."

    What he wrote was, "Daily Diet".


  5. Visit  mandrews profile page
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    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    I don't blame the doc here, we knew what he meant. Still had to get clarification in the morning.

    For a LOL with a BNP >3000 and a CXR that showed CHF, the doc probably wanted to write, "Daily Weights."

    What he wrote was, "Daily Diet".


    please wash perineal area with shaving cream prn smell (new doc)

    Doc misspelled the word of a popular med three times. drew a line through all three attempts and wrote you know what I mean and signed it. (retired doc)

    melissa
  6. Visit  kadokin profile page
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    Quote from saddlupasb
    Have you ever tried to get a beer down an NG??
    omg!! I had a pt. who did that. Not in the hospital, mind you. But he told us that is how he got his "daily requirements" at home. I guess there really is nothing new under the sun.
    NurseAlyssa87 likes this.
  7. Visit  kadokin profile page
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    Dx entered into computer by admitting clerks after hearing them by phone(psych):

    spychosis
    post dramatic stress disorder
    Orange Tree likes this.
  8. Visit  Straydandelion profile page
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    "Insert foley catheter in PEG hole, inflate and send back to NH"
  9. Visit  Angie O'Plasty, RN profile page
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    Quote from CaretakerNurse
    "Insert foley catheter in PEG hole, inflate and send back to NH"

    Actually, we used to do that if a patient pulled a GT out at the nursing home in order to keep the GT opening patent.
  10. Visit  BETSRN profile page
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    Quote from deespoohbear
    This is the best laugh I have had in 2 days!! We had a MD write once: Please pull pt up in bed. For crying out loud, just come and get me and tell me the pt needs repositioned!!

    Another favorite "dumb" order I have seen several residents write is: Call physician on call for declining condition, abnormal VS or critical labs.

    This has to be one of my favorite all time threads!!
    I LOVE this thread. This is the best laugh I have ahd all day! OB is very boring as far as orders go...................I wish I had something funny to add.
  11. Visit  BETSRN profile page
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    Quote from breezy5
    for diagnosis i have seen junk food junky and excessive sexual behavior
    Actually, once long ago, I saw a dx in a Kardex that said "broken penis." I forgot about that one until right now.
  12. Visit  BETSRN profile page
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    [QUOTE=Ruby Vee]"Flower care q 24h" (on an ICU patient -- not supposed to HAVE flowers in the ICU!)

    Or this one, printed entirely in caps over an entire page of the order book" YES I DO WANT ABGS Q 1 HOUR EVEN THOUGH THE PATIENT IS A DNR AND EVEN THOUGH YOU LAZY MORONS HAVE TO STICK HER."

    Just a question....did you guys write this doc up for this? I certainly hope so.
  13. Visit  Gracie_OU profile page
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    "Stop smoking crack"
    Discharge order for a pt that called 911 because she smoked too much crack c/o "my head is going to explode" yes we all wore protective gear just in case... you never know....
    Orange Tree and Not_A_Hat_Person like this.
  14. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Gracie_OU
    "Stop smoking crack"
    Discharge order for a pt that called 911 because she smoked too much crack c/o "my head is going to explode" yes we all wore protective gear just in case... you never know....
    lost in boston,
    The order read.....FAMILY DOG TO VISIT STAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe likes this.


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