Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 24

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   daisey_may
    Quote from OldBabeRN
    When I was active duty in the USAF (many moons ago) we all pulled a rotation in the ER. We got the usual real injuries and the usual whackos....but on one chart or one of the whacko visits the MOD (medical officer of the day) was so frustrated with the numerous visits that he carved the shape of a turkey in the erasor tip of a pencil and stamped the man's chart with it (in the corner) after he did his usual discharge note. We all laughed but wondered if he would get in trouble for doing that. I don't think he ever did.
    I'm sorry, I don't understand what the turkey part means...
  2. by   Cherish
    I'm guessing he was calling the patient a turkey?
  3. by   sarahbellum
    We had a family that kept repeatedly coming into the small ER where I worked with scabies and lice as a chief complaint.

    The ER doc was so frustrated, he wrote (illegibly of course) a perscription for
    S&W.

    The pharmacy called later and asked what S&W was he stated "SOAP AND WATER"

    He was written up-it was inappropriate--but still funny.
  4. by   grace90
    "check blood pressure with a different cuff"

    actual order from onc doc
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    "Please find out what noise in the wall is and call maintenance to fix."

    Umm...how about I just call maintenance!
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Pt was refusing Boost drinks. "I don't care if the Boost cans are lined up and down the hall, give it to the patient anyways."

    On progress notes, "Nurse lost stone in carpet". Short version: I dropped a kidney stone out of my gloved hand.
  7. by   ayla2004
    in drug kardex 35ml whiskey prn nocte for a 80 yr old lady who drank a bottle of whiskey a week on the basis that to withdraw alcohol in elderly alcoholics causes them more confussion
  8. by   gauge14iv
    I have seen a 92 year old in DT's 3 days post admit to a nursing home - it was no laughing matter.

    Apparently the family decided not to inform the doc about dad's 60 year nightly 3 shot of scotch habit
  9. by   Cheez-It!
    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??
    I graduated in '03, and i was actually checked off in school for backrubs, it was considered part of a bed bath ...

    But anyways, I have a resident that's blind and dribbles and refuses to use depends/poise pads whatever. Claims he can't see the toilet, he makes such a mess the bathroom stinks like a horse barn. Doc actually wrote an order for resident to have "blue tabs in toilet to promote visibility." .... Like I keep those handy. Right in the med cart. I almost called him though to verify frequency and what route to give to the toilet.
  10. by   nursebearfeet
    the first " 1gm tylenol iv"

    the second: nursing to bathe patient daily. that one got the doc an earful!!:angryfire
  11. by   grace90
    Wash pt's hair. Now! (shall we call the rapid response team for that urgent order?)
  12. by   santhony44
    Quote from ayla2004
    in drug kardex 35ml whiskey prn nocte for a 80 yr old lady who drank a bottle of whiskey a week on the basis that to withdraw alcohol in elderly alcoholics causes them more confussion
    I've seen a patient with a hip fracture repair get bourbon two or three times a day- ortho didn't want her going into DT's until her hip had healed. It came up from pharmacy in a brown medicine bottle.

    I've also seen Budweiser come up from pharmacy for a kidney stone patient.

    I don't know if any of those things would still be done- this was years ago.

    As far as I'm concerned, if a bottle of whiskey a week hasn't killed the 80 year old patient by now, it probably won't. And alcohol withdrawal is not pretty at any age!!
  13. by   Jay-Jay
    I worked LTC as recently as 6 years ago, and yes, there WERE patients who got their nightly shot of liquor!

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