Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 52

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   lucyshuman
    Patient comes to the ED by ambulance after fainting episode. Apparently patient fainted when she looked at her hands and realized that they had turned blue in color. Discharge instructions written by the doctor:
    1) Go home.
    2) Wash your hands.
    3) Next time, wash your new jeans before you wear them for the first time.
  2. by   paschick
    'Ice to balls continuous' for a trauma patient. The attending gave his residents hell for it one morning during rounds, 'Who wrote that order? That is so unprofessional, I never want to see an order like that again!' when it was the attending that wrote it.
  3. by   psalm
    Quote from paschick
    'Ice to balls continuous' for a trauma patient. The attending gave his residents hell for it one morning during rounds, 'Who wrote that order? That is so unprofessional, I never want to see an order like that again!' when it was the attending that wrote it.

    LOL! Couldn't read his own writing?
  4. by   LPN_Michelle
    Recently I was looking through TAR for anything new on my pts (i work only weekend doubles in NH) and came across this.....

    Monitor leg until clear. I lmao and called the MD at home and asked 1. which leg and 2. What exactly am I suppose to be looking for since i didnt see anything on either leg
    I guess he was in a bad mood cause he answered....How the hell do I know. If it becomes invisible call me back and hung up on me.....lol
  5. by   smileedee
    On an post partum unit and some of the nurses didn't get it: "3 H enema now."
    For you younger nurses that is "high, hot and a helluva lot".
  6. by   dmcgarr
    Funny or not, you decide:

    Order read" Admit to M/S with PBBB"

    (pine box by bedside)
  7. by   dmcgarr
    Not an order, but a transcription error that had all of us rolling:


    Dictated: Patient is obese. Diet instructions given and discussed.

    Transcribed: Patient is obese. Diet instructions given in disgust.

    OUCH!
  8. by   elaineinmanva
    Thick socks, Coke q4hrs, back rub
  9. by   sairin8
    Um... what is so funny about IV Tylenol? I've seen it here in New Zealand (different brand names, but the same drug)
  10. by   psalm
    Quote from sairin8
    Um... what is so funny about IV Tylenol? I've seen it here in New Zealand (different brand names, but the same drug)

    I've not seen it in Michigan. Is it given IV push? What's the generic name? Very interesting...
  11. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    From the communications book: "X needs a pedicure Tuesday, please c sugar."
  12. by   sairin8
    Quote from psalm
    I've not seen it in Michigan. Is it given IV push? What's the generic name? Very interesting...
    The generic name in NZ (and most places outside America) is paracetamol (if you look up wikipaedia, you'll find paracetamol = acetaminophen). It comes prepackaged in a ?100ml glass bottle and I've seen it in PACU. Unfortunately I don't recall much more than that, as it was on placement. Definately paracetamol though
  13. by   talaxandra
    I have given IV paracetamol many times - as sairin8 says, it comes in a 100ml glass bottle and is run over half an hour (or maybe an hour). It is way more expensive than any other forms of the drug and so is used sparingly, when PR or oral dosing is inappropriate.
    That said, when I first saw an IV order I thought the prescribing doctor was loopy! It has only been around, at least on the wards here, for a couple of years.

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