Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 32

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   suanna
    We had a patient who's hickman cath wouldn't give a blood return so , per protocal we notified the first call resident. His solution- irrigate with 30cc gingerale! I was unable to convince him that irrigating central I.V.s with soda pop was a bad idea but nursing judgement prevailed - we ignored the order.
  2. by   suanna
    While working in ICU I notified the resident that my patient who was a DNR/Comfort Care Only was going downhill fast. His solution was "STAT Levophed drip- titrate to sbp>90. When I pointed out the pt's code status he told me that a SBP< 90 wouldn't be comfortable and the patient would feel better with normal VS. Fortunately his senior D/Cd the order.
  3. by   nurseangel78
    2 oz. Jim Beam Whiskey BID
  4. by   psalm
    May begin general diet and start with mashed potatoes with brown gravy ASAP. I was a nursing student and the pt. told me the dr. wrote this order...so I checked the chart and it was there!
  5. by   jeremyRN
    "1 Liter NS, IV Push"

    I am still looking for a syringe large enough for that order.
    Last edit by jeremyRN on May 25, '07
  6. by   Lylesmom
    one 12oz can of bud lite q h.s. husband will bring from home.
  7. by   TazziRN
    Quote from CashewLPN
    I think at the temp of 200, one should flip the pt over, and baste liberally

    --Barbara
    I'm sorry, I know this is an old post from the beginning of the thread, but this one made me spit soda!
  8. by   TazziRN
    Quote from krazy_coconuts
    We had a resident write an order for a harp player.
    My dad was in tele a couple of years ago for GI bleed. I went to visit and found a harp player right outside his door, and my dad was in bed with very wiiiiide eyes.

    (Can you see where this is going?)


    I said something about the harp sounding so pretty, and he was so relieved! He thought he was hearing the harps of the Pearly Gates!

    Okay, my contribution: many years ago we had a doc working the ER that we all serioiusly questioned whether or not her license was legit. She ordered an HCG on a 90-something woman who came in with sudden vag bleeding.
  9. by   grace90
    Quote from jeremyRN
    "1 Liter NS, IV Push"

    I am still looking for a syringe large enough for that order.
    Oh, rats, ya mean I can't cut the end of the IV bag, empty the solution into 2 styrofoam cups and give it to the pt to drink?
  10. by   arual56
    Quote from nilepoc
    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 laugh, but it was not the highpoint of that residents day.


    so do you have more?
    Not an order, but a diagnosis: "Transient episodes of sudden death." The pt had sleep apnea so the diagnosis made sense. But the billing department went into melt down.
  11. by   BMTsurvivor
    My mother-in-law recalls the early days when she worked in a county hospital. Many of their patients were chronic alcoholics and giving them a shot of whiskey was a routine part of their duties. That kept everyone happy.
  12. by   mytoon38
    Transgender pt. male to female was admitted to our psych unit. M.D. knew that the pt. had already had a sex change but still ordered....Serum HCG! His rationale: so other pt's wouldn't know she used to be a male????????
  13. by   pepperann35
    Fleece enema stat---

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