Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 43

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   Morettia2
    I just had this one the other night, I was going through the MD's orders b/c I was looking for the last time a med was ordered and found this
    "Keep pt. with head up at all times" and this ridiclous drawing, in the orders
    -head
    __\__
    \ -body and hands
    ^
    / \ -feet

    I said to my charge nurse, crying b/c I was laughing so hard, "What the **** is this?" and does the MD think that we don't know what it means or look like when they say keep HOB elevated, but the MD didn;t even say keep HOB elevated, just that ridiclous order with a pic. I also said, "this was written at 9am, did day shift even look at the rid. order?" Yea it was written 3 days ago and never taken off or noted. I think as cardiac nurses we know to keep the HOB elevated, but I saw the MD that night and said to him, "what the *** is this picture?" as I was hysterical and could barely get out the words, he said, "oh that, I was wondering when one of you would pick up on that, I was tired and well, I wanted to draw a picture", I said to the MD, who I am friends with, "what are you like 5 y.o., I have some colored markers in my bag if u want to color it in." hahahaha
  2. by   nurs/cla
    I worked in LTC and had a 100 yo who always c/o to MD on rounds about her long pubic hair and sooo he finally did it and wrote please trim pubic hair prn pt request. I think we need some additional training for that.
  3. by   elizabells
    Quote from nurs/cla
    I worked in LTC and had a 100 yo who always c/o to MD on rounds about her long pubic hair and sooo he finally did it and wrote please trim pubic hair prn pt request. I think we need some additional training for that.
    Not in a million years.
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from elizabells
    Not in a million years.
    So, see, aren't you glad you work w/ preemies??
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from nurs/cla
    I worked in LTC and had a 100 yo who always c/o to MD on rounds about her long pubic hair and sooo he finally did it and wrote please trim pubic hair prn pt request. I think we need some additional training for that.
    Did he note how she would like it styled?
  6. by   elizabells
    Quote from Elvish
    So, see, aren't you glad you work w/ preemies??
    I would dedicate all my time off to finding a way to make the doctor do it him/herself. I'm sure I could come up with SOME kind of scope of practice issue, like you know how with DM patients podiatry has to cut their toenails?
  7. by   psalm
    Quote from nurs/cla
    I worked in LTC and had a 100 yo who always c/o to MD on rounds about her long pubic hair and sooo he finally did it and wrote please trim pubic hair prn pt request. I think we need some additional training for that.
    Actually, I had an elderly female pt. who's pubic hair was very long and would get caught around her foley and curl into her perianal region. I would have loved to cut it, all I could think of was all those germs multiplying, and it must have been uncomfortable. But it being 11p-7a shift I didn't call the doc for an order.
  8. by   imanedrn
    Quote from Zee_RN
    "Root beer float q.h.s. prn."

    Honest to God. In a hospital. MD said we should make it. At this time, on the med-surg unit, there was one RN, one LPN and one aide for 18 pts. We didn't point out that he left out the route in his order.
    I would have called him for it!
  9. by   Kthale81
    I completely agree! I have seen a few patients in the last two or so months that could have used alcohol but nothing would be done to help these patients who drink regularly.
  10. by   Kthale81
    What a crazy order!
  11. by   Kthale81
    Quote from nu one
    The weirdest I encountered was coffee enema Q1... and it had to be brewed, not instant coffee.... and we did it!!!

    .....imagine having your butt having a coffee break...

    I have heard of this in microbiology class but have never heard of it actually ordered on a patient.
  12. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from Kthale81
    I have heard of this in microbiology class but have never heard of it actually ordered on a patient.

    What is this particular enema supposed to do for the patient?
  13. by   Kthale81
    Quote from JustaPatient
    What is this particular enema supposed to do for the patient?
    use of coffee in enema is used because of the stimulates and dilates the vessels, relaxes muscles to detox body and cleanse the bowels...I have to read about it to understand more about the reasoning

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