Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 8

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   seanymph
    We had a physician write an order on a patient who was in for an extended period of time, longer than origianlly planned, and who was becoming depressed with her progress. This physician wrote "patient must view comedy tape for 1 hour three times a day to help her laugh."
  2. by   Tim-GNP
    "Milk and molasses enema- may repeat if patient likes"
  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Tim-GNP
    "Milk and molasses enema- may repeat if patient likes"
    ahaha....the ole Brown Cow.....
  4. by   chrisrob
    ambulance pulls up outside A&E (ER) paramedic comes rushing in screamng for a doc we were expecting a DOA ( guy had put his head on a train line decapitated) paramedic was convinced he could feel a femoral pulse this on a guy with no head!
  5. by   sixes
    first day on the floor i was a student nurse. Doctor asks me to draw up morphine to be given IV stat. I explain that I can't do this as I am a student and need everything double checked signed etc. He says i forgot your a slug. of course i'm mad and hurt. report to my clinical instructor who of course is now having kittens. I'm more upset. when she finally gets control of herself I learn that slug is student learning under guidance. funny now not then
  6. by   nursem1
    JUst another RN story.....
    I did home care fopr 11 years and pt. education is a large part of being a visiting nurse. I heard that a new gead who was a RN had told a pt on ATB to PREVENT YEAST INFECTION
  7. by   nursem1
    JUst another RN story.....
    I did home care fopr 11 years and pt. education is a large part of being a visiting nurse. I heard that a new gead who was a RN had told a pt on ATB to PREVENT YEAST INFECTION
  8. by   nursem1
    JUst another RN story.....
    I did home care for 11 years and pt. education is a large part of being a visiting nurse. I heard that a new grad who was a RN had told a pt on ATB's to PREVENT A YEAST INFECTION BY SPREADING YOGURT ON HER VAGINA. (lol) (INstead of eating it to promote normal body flora. VERY ODD BUT TRUE.
  9. by   ShandyLynnRN
    wait... which part is true?? That this happened, or that spreading yogurt on her vagina would prevent yeast infections???
  10. by   igloorn93
    On my unit it is not unusual to see orders "Give patient a bath ASAP" Or "wash and cut patients hair ASAP". When you work with psch patients, some really do need a bath, but you try convincing a paranoid fellow to get into the tub. Our doc seems to think that just because he ordered it, patient will comply. Hasn't worked yet.
  11. by   Catsrule16
    CTBKLO
    I've seen this as PBAB:

    "Pine box at bedside."
  12. by   yodakelly
    "Check with all other nurses to see if they need me too before paging." -- from a doc watching golf at the end of the hall at 5pm on a Sunday.

    "Please give patient a manicure and pedicure." It was a joke but the idiot doc that ordered it in the computer didn't realize it was a permanent part of the record.
  13. by   dv8rn
    I work neuro ICU, we just got back from special proceedures with a patient that had a no-flow brain scan. So the resident doesn't want to pronounce the poor soul. He says "That's only one test". Guess he figures the guy will study harder for the next one. So he writes in the progress note that they will discuss a "No Code" status on rounds tomorrow. It got long, involved and stupid. Las Vegas may be Out West, but pretty much, dead is still dead!

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