Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 59

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   RNAnnjeh
    Not an order, but just read in a letter:

    "the patient is tolerating her carcinogenic diet"

    Uh oh....ketogenic maybe?
  2. by   NurseGuy30
    In an H&P: "Right leg was found to be gangrenous. Left leg was subsequently amputated."
  3. by   SolaireSolstice
    This was actually from when I was a unit clerk: "Pt's dog may visit."
  4. by   kgh31386
    "1 BEER Q4H". Pharmacy basically has a full liquor cabinet believe it or not, everything from budweiser to jack
  5. by   Simba&NalasMom
    Lemon drops for dry mouth.
  6. by   rkitty198
    Latex 40mg IVpush now....

    I was called by pharmacy because the patient had a "latex allergy"

    hahahah
  7. by   LPNweezy
    prescription hot tub.
  8. by   carolmaccas66
    Quote from KristiePDX
    Not a funny chart order but a pharmacy error:

    Actually labled and sent to our floor for Pt use...

    Chloraseptic cherry throat spray:
    Apply to anus every four hours PRN severe hemorrhoids.

    This was the correct med, for the correct Pt, but Rx got the route and indication all wrong!
    I just have to comment on this and get serious for a minute.
    If a RN had mixed up this order, there would be holy hell to pay. They would be chastised, written up, have it recorded on their internal record and maybe have to see the BON, depending upon circumstances. Nobody would see this error by a nurse as funny! The whole system of nursing and blame is just absolutely, insanely crazy.
    This is why I cannot wait to leave nursing later this year, and to encourage younger people not go into this profession.
    Now back to the funnies....
  9. by   carolmaccas66
    One lady I nursed not long ago who had a THR, had hypertension and a few other conditions elderly people get. Her Dr had written: 'Can have 1 glass of wine per night with dinner'.
    On my shift, she had had VERY high BP and I said no wine tonight. Of course she ignored me, went behind my back and told the ward helper and got her wine anyway! Patients can be so sneaky!
  10. by   NicuGal
    We had an 9 month old chronic BPD kid who wouldn't eat...had a horrible oral aversion. This was the order we got from a resident:

    Please take infant into quiet room and attempt to PO feed him due to his ADD.


    Okay, you are kidding right? We had such a hoot with that one...and that guy is a fellow now and we still totally razz him over it....he has improved alot since that first year lol
  11. by   oregonnurse2007
    I had an ED resident ask me to put a pt on 18% O2...how do you expect me to suck out that extra 3% from room air? Hahaha
  12. by   TiredandWearyRN
    As a unit manager in a LTC facility I had a doc who always wrote the most ridiculous orders. I dreaded seeing him come on the unit. One evening after I had left, he came in to see one of his patients, who had a new roommate with alzheimers disease and yelled a lot. The next morning when I came in and was reviewing his orders, I discovered this little gem....he wrote to apply a clean fresh pillow case every day and to move Mrs so&so (he actually wrote the patients name on the order) "because my patient does not like her".....I thought my head would literally explode!
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from TiredandWearyRN
    As a unit manager in a LTC facility I had a doc who always wrote the most ridiculous orders. I dreaded seeing him come on the unit. One evening after I had left, he came in to see one of his patients, who had a new roommate with alzheimers disease and yelled a lot. The next morning when I came in and was reviewing his orders, I discovered this little gem....he wrote to apply a clean fresh pillow case every day and to move Mrs so&so (he actually wrote the patients name on the order) "because my patient does not like her".....I thought my head would literally explode!
    Looks like a ridiculous doc to me.

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