Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 22

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   ICU_JOSIE
    Quote from ShandyLynnRN
    wait... which part is true?? That this happened, or that spreading yogurt on her vagina would prevent yeast infections???
    "Another study has shown that applying yogurt directly to the vagina (about one tablespoon via an applicator) can help prevent and treat bacterial vaginosis, a condition similar to a yeast infection, but involving a different microorganism. Some women have long recommended this method for yeast infections. When applied topically, be sure to use plain, unsweetened yogurt; sugar can actually feed the problem since it's Candida's favorite food. "

    NICE!
  2. by   gauge14iv
    Yogurt - and acidophilus or lactobacillus DO in fact help yeast infections as they replace the absent bacillus which allowed the overgrowth of yeast in the first place.

    Acidophilus capsules are a LOT less messy however than yogurt.
  3. by   charebec65
    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

    That is too funny. I'd like to send it as a quote to some fellow nursing students........
  4. by   racquetNurse
    One time our lab lost a 24 hour urine. How can you lose a bright orange gallon container full of pee?
  5. by   rph3664
    Quote from racquetNurse
    One time our lab lost a 24 hour urine. How can you lose a bright orange gallon container full of pee?
    Just a few days ago, some nurses lost a Golytely prep.
  6. by   lauralassie
    not an order, but it was funny anyway, working in a busy er with a 5 hour wait , at least. Pt came up , I said whats your main complaint . She said , I have an Std. I say , "what symptoms are you having. " she says "green drainage" , I say(after taking a long relaxing deep breath, ). Do you have unprotected sex (amoung other questions) ...she said ,"No,,,,,I take Zolof (spelling?). I said, why do you have an std form Zolof...she said, I was watching a tv comercial , they said it has sexual side effects.
  7. by   grace90
    On a lap chole pt last week: "Internal Medical Service consult for obesity" Not for hypertension, or diabetes, or the other comorbid conditions they manage on surgical patients, just "obesity". I guess they have a miracle cure now.
  8. by   Titiana
    I worked at a teaching hospital on the Surgical Floor and one of my good friends is an intern there.

    One night a patient saw a mouse run under her bed, so joking around we call Rachel (the intern) and she wrote a note saying:

    " Contacted by nursing staff due to pt's anxiety, caused by seeing a mouse in her room. Housekeeping en-route."
  9. by   heartbeat2
    "patient may sleep with husband"
  10. by   jbp0529
    Had a very sarcastic interventional cardiologist who was angry (and rightfully so) about the pt's diet the morning after having a stent...

    wrote " please give pt more pieces of bacon; 2 is not enough"

    lol

    the nurse who took care of him was not very bright, and made the grave mistake of paging him and asking for clarification on how many pieces of bacon he meant :-)
  11. by   jbp0529
    Had another cardiologist (from the same group) become furious bc of an error regarding a medication that wasn't d/c'd, either bc of an error by pharmacy and/or the nurse.

    He took an order sheet and literally wrote on every single line throughout the whole page " D/C ASPIRIN"

    hmmm.... very subtle. does he want the aspirin d/c'd ? :-)

    those docs were real comedians
  12. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from jbp0529
    Had another cardiologist (from the same group) become furious bc of an error regarding a medication that wasn't d/c'd, either bc of an error by pharmacy and/or the nurse.

    He took an order sheet and literally wrote on every single line throughout the whole page " D/C ASPIRIN"

    hmmm.... very subtle. does he want the aspirin d/c'd ? :-)

    those docs were real comedians
    Came across an order like that just last night. The pulmonologist wrote, covering the entire page in huge letters:


    A.M. CXR PA AND LATERAL THAT WAS ORDERED LAST P.M.

    Gee, ya think he wanted a chest X-ray? :uhoh21:
  13. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from jbp0529
    Had a very sarcastic interventional cardiologist who was angry (and rightfully so) about the pt's diet the morning after having a stent...

    wrote " please give pt more pieces of bacon; 2 is not enough"

    lol

    the nurse who took care of him was not very bright, and made the grave mistake of paging him and asking for clarification on how many pieces of bacon he meant :-)
    PLEASE tell me she was a night-shift nurse and put the call out at 0300....

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