Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 39

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   workingforskies
    Funniest order I have ever seen written….
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    We had a real fighter in our pediatric bone marrow transplant unit. A 5 year old full of hell’s fire. (BTW, 10 years later and she is still doing fine!) Everything was a battle with her.
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    One day, after a particularly grueling physical exam, the muttering doctor walked out of the room and wrote on the order sheet: “NO TV FOR 24 hours!!!” About 10 minutes later, after he had cooled off a bit, he walked back in, picked up the chart and wrote: “May reduce to 2 hours with good behavior.”

    We all got a good laugh out of that.
  2. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from workingforskies
    Funniest order I have ever seen written....
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    We had a real fighter in our pediatric bone marrow transplant unit. A 5 year old full of hell's fire. (BTW, 10 years later and she is still doing fine!) Everything was a battle with her.
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    One day, after a particularly grueling physical exam, the muttering doctor walked out of the room and wrote on the order sheet: "NO TV FOR 24 hours!!!" About 10 minutes later, after he had cooled off a bit, he walked back in, picked up the chart and wrote: "May reduce to 2 hours with good behavior."

    We all got a good laugh out of that.
    lol..he is like a parent.
  3. by   MaryAnn_RN
    The Gomer Scale is something that is done tongue in cheek. A bit like completing a Sopra or Tiss form or whatever you use to evaluae pt activity. Each thing the pt does earns them more points. The more points, the worse they are. Think it originated as G O M E R (get out of my emergency room)
  4. by   Silverblitzen
    Quote from Irish Lass
    On inpatient order sheet:

    CTBKLO
    ... of course I had to ask!

    Coffin to bediside, keep lid open
    OMG! That's hilarious! Thanks for the belly laugh - I needed it today! :bowingpur

    My funniest dx was when we sent a very much older lady to hospital for "Failure to thrive" I think she must have been 96 if she was a day. Well, no family, no DNR so we had to send her. She came back later that night with a written diagnosis of "Old".
    Whodathunk? Ha!
  5. by   Cindy_A
    My funniest dx was when we sent a very much older lady to hospital for "Failure to thrive" I think she must have been 96 if she was a day. Well, no family, no DNR so we had to send her. She came back later that night with a written diagnosis of "Old".
    Whodathunk? Ha!
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    I am an amateur geneaologist, I know many times I have found a cause of death listed simply as "old age."
  6. by   Aimee03
    These are too funny!

    I've seen orders written by a first year resident, who didn't take time to go SEE the pt, for a pregnancy test STAT to rule out ectopic pregancy for severe stomach cramps, pt was a male!

    My favorite was ""Vital Signs with pulse ox Q4 hours, NO EXCEPTIONS."
    The order by the same doctor immediately under that was, " Do NOT wake pt if sleeping"

    He got mad at us when we didn't get vitals at midnight cause she was asleep. CRAZY
  7. by   micmac
    Yeah, we have a midwife that likes to order warm milk and molasses enemas. We make her do them because we certainly didn't do that in nursing school! She'll cook it up in the microwave and it smells like someone is baking cookies!
  8. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from micmac
    Yeah, we have a midwife that likes to order warm milk and molasses enemas. We make her do them because we certainly didn't do that in nursing school! She'll cook it up in the microwave and it smells like someone is baking cookies!
    micmac, really she would actually oder an enema like that?? LOL! wow... r u j/k or are there differnt types of enemas (other than the usual) that are prescribed?
  9. by   grace90
    Quote from Jessiedog
    Milk warmed and treacle added it smelled SOOOO good!
    What's treacle?
  10. by   JBizzleRN
    My favorite order gets written on a certain Doctor's patients all the time. These patients are usually nursing home patients that are bought to the hospital with dehydration, most can't talk, and there really isn't much hope for them....

    "Keep TV channel on channel 39 at all times"

    Channel 39 is the Food Network channel, she says it stimulates the pt's appettite...
  11. by   grace90
    Quote from JBizzleRN
    My favorite order gets written on a certain Doctor's patients all the time. These patients are usually nursing home patients that are bought to the hospital with dehydration, most can't talk, and there really isn't much hope for them....

    "Keep TV channel on channel 39 at all times"

    Channel 39 is the Food Network channel, she says it stimulates the pt's appettite...
    Good idea! I'll try to remember that next time I have an LTC pt in with FTT.
  12. by   Nurse Rachet RN
    DX: Acute alcohol intoxication

    D/C orders: Stop that.....In an ER chart!
  13. by   micmac
    Quote from peridotgirl
    micmac, really she would actually oder an enema like that?? LOL! wow... r u j/k or are there differnt types of enemas (other than the usual) that are prescribed?
    peridotgirl, I am being totally serious...the midwife actually went down to dietary herself so she could get some molasses. I love hearing some of the old time nurses talk about enemas they used to give: ever heard of the "Triple H" enema? High, hot, and helluva lot! I'd hate to clean up that mess. :chuckle

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