Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 57

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   sharpeimom
    on a psych pt.'s chart: "sleeping pill (i forget which one) may be given with 1800 meds if pt. being too annoying."

  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Brauer
    "Activity" order for a 6 month old post-op patient, "please ambulate TID"
    Now I wonder how that was managed.
  3. by   ittybabyRN
    For a chronic ex-preemie now almost 8 mos old, blind, trached, frequently agitated. Mom had discovered that the smell of cherry chapstick helped to calm him down so the nurse, joking around with the resident said "I think i'll need an order for that" and the resident writes an order

    "Cherry chapstick, PRN, agitation"

    :smackingf
  4. by   ScrappyEDRN
    Chart from a critical care pt for my ER pt, all written at the same time with other admit orders in between--not after pt reactions:

    ---- "Dilaudid 2mg IV stat"

    ---- "stop dilaudid"

    ---- "Dilaudid 1mg stat"

    ---- "change Dilaudid to 1mg prn"

    ---- "hold Dilaudid"

    ---- "Dilaudid 1mg IV stat"

    ---- " narcan 0.4 mg IV"

    ---- "hold narcan"

    ---- "Dilaudid prn"


    What???!!!




    Seen in chart: " Dx: pneumocephalitis " for a pt who was unusually ditzy

    " Reassure pt q hr " reassure them about what??!

    "acute percomorphodilaudodanemia"



    We frequently use:

    T2T Teeth-2-Tats ratio
    FOS Full of S**T
    DSP Day shift problem (usually in the half hour before shift change, lol
    NPI New-parent-itis (for perfectly healthy newborns with extremely anxious parents)
    DSJ Drug-seeking jerk
  5. by   ittybabyRN
    "Glycerin suppository, PRN" for a baby with an Ostomy!
  6. by   withasmilelpn
    You can give a suppository via a colostomy and you can get constipated with a colostomy.
  7. by   ittybabyRN
    Quote from withasmilelpn
    You can give a suppository via a colostomy and you can get constipated with a colostomy.
    well I guess in the nicu we don't do that, anyways turns out the resident had written orders under the wrong pt
  8. by   tavalon
    Amusing obstetrical note: Infant's head delivered in the usual manner followed rapidly by the body.
  9. by   KarmaWiseRaven
    I was working in a LTC and in the Dr's orders it stated if PT dies call priest and funeral home. No You Think? here's your sign Doc lol.
    Last edit by KarmaWiseRaven on Dec 27, '10
  10. by   pennymay
    I once heard a patient say to a nurse "get out of there you a**-picker!" when that nurse was giving them a suppository.
  11. by   mstschanck1969
    an order given by a dietician in one elderly ladies chart...mind you she was a newly graduated dietician and couldn't understand why we were laughing so hard at her order...after we explained she said omg how stupid am i? and asked if this would go on her permanent record which made us laugh even harder! poor baby!

    dietary order: patient requests that we no longer place the kentucky jelly on her tray. states that it has been on there for the last few days and she knows she is on a bland diet but it really has no flavor and tastes bad. order noted and entered to dietary.


    i still die laughing every time i re-write this order.
  12. by   Noimanurse
    This doesn't have to deal with an order problem, but we had a patient that at shift report we learned needed a stool sample. Previous shift nurse states no BM, so no stool sample on her shift. CNA comes to me at the beginning of the shift before I had come in to the patients room, stool sample in hand and laughing, CNA states, patient has an ileostomy, I got the sample!
  13. by   notjustanurse
    Monitor to telepathy. (Telemetry). Ummm, forgot my crystal ball?

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