Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 30

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   Tiwi
    The worst one I have ever heard is one my husband told me when he worked in psych @ 25 yrs ago:

    GTH 0600 PT - When the confused staff asked what it was, the RMO turned around and said "Gun to head 0600 pull trigger". OMG how could he write something like that in the notes?

    I remember myself looking through old notes and noticing that some of the entries were written in rhyme. I spoke to one of my older compatriots who stated that there had been a specialist there who made a point of it...

    Go figure...
  2. by   muffie
    1. DNR

    2. will agree to short-term intubation in icu

    3. ????????
  3. by   styRN
    ER doc used to write Dx of FOS on many patients brought in from nursing homes that were chroncally constipated to the point of obstructed...
    Full Of S***

    Another doc used to chart PITA in his progress noted for difficult patients...Pain In The A$$
  4. by   mikehammerly
    doc gave order for duragesic patch 75mcg Q72 hours prn for breakthru pain
  5. by   aussiemags
    have seen numerous orders for various kinds of alcohol, always related to ETOH abuse patients, although there was an order in aged care for "one sherry bd" and another for "brandy with warm milk prn"
  6. by   cisco
    we had a new unit secretary that when she read the proctologists order "order donut for pt.", she called dietary and ordered donuts. We never let her forget that one.
  7. by   aussiemags
    applying live yoghurt ie with acidopholus and bifidus (not with fruit) to vagina is great for yeast infection (plus eating yoghurt is good too)
  8. by   aussiemags
    these are great!
  9. by   anticoagulationurse
    An elderly patient needed a note from the doc to give to her apartment superintendent to allow her to have a pet.

    A prescription was written: "One cat, use as directed daily and PRN".

    I photocopied it and blacked out the patient ID info and added it to my "funny pile" which I read on the bad days at work.
  10. by   grace90
    Quote from anticoagulationurse
    An elderly patient needed a note from the doc to give to her apartment superintendent to allow her to have a pet.

    A prescription was written: "One cat, use as directed daily and PRN".

    I photocopied it and blacked out the patient ID info and added it to my "funny pile" which I read on the bad days at work.
    Aw, that's kinda sweet.
  11. by   ginger58
    Quote from 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.
    Where do you work that FLK is approved??
  12. by   ginger58
    Quote from sassynurse78
    I had an order for "a jigger of whiskey qhs" And how many cc's is that?????
    I think 45 mLs. A jigger is an ounce and a half...if I remember correctly.
  13. by   AliRae
    Quote from ginger58
    I think 45 mLs. A jigger is an ounce and a half...if I remember correctly.
    And ... you win for knowing that! =)

    Ah, the things I never get to see in peds...

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