Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 9

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   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted 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.
    ummmm i have heard of this, and yogurt douches are supposed to work....just wouldn't wanna do their laundry...lol...
  2. by   Retired Nurse
    Here's an order I loved- - - "cookies prn". The accompaning progress note explained - - - "Blood sugar runs a little high. Family bring in cookies, and at 96, who cares"
  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Retired Nurse
    Here's an order I loved- - - "cookies prn". The accompaning progress note explained - - - "Blood sugar runs a little high. Family bring in cookies, and at 96, who cares"
    my kind of doc!!!
    so true..if they are "noncompliant" at that ripe age...hell, i 'd bring her in anything she wanted!!!
  4. by   at your cervix
    * Pt refuses autopsy.
    *Move pt to a better room.

    On a post op progress note-
    Procedure: Repeat c-section
    Surgeon: Dr so and so
    Ass: Dr whatever. (sometimes it isn't appropriate to abbreviate)

    And my all time favorite: Pt had a c section for 33 week pregnancy with concurrent molar pregnancy and had hystertectomy. PACU nurse brings pt and gives report that MD didn't order pitocin to be added to IV fluids but she says that she used to be an OB nurse and she knows that all pt's need pitocin added to IV after delivery so she added 20 units of pitocin and that I would need to call the doctor to get the order for it. DUMBA**!!! I guess she missed the part where they TOOK OUT HER UTERUS!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    hee....
    this poor doc was soooo overwhelmed the other night, he wrote:

    Nicotine patch 14 mg po qd

    said order became the evening's entertainment as we tried to figure out how long he wanted the patient to chew it
  6. by   nurse2002
    I think the best one ive ever seen was on a med surg floor. The pt was confused and pulling out tubes. The order said "Do not restrain, do not let pt pull out IV". I just dont understand......................lol.
  7. by   Nadine RN
    Transcribed by ward clerk:
    Baloney amputation

    What the doc said:
    Below the knee amputation
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by Nadine RN
    Transcribed by ward clerk:
    Baloney amputation

    What the doc said:
    Below the knee amputation
    BWAAAHAHAHAHA!!!

    yes, yes, cut out that baloney RIGHTNOW!! (wonder if it was elective sx???)
  9. by   Nadine RN
    I don't think any male patient would elect to have their baloney amputated...

    : )
  10. by   spot
    "ASS 325 qd" obviously should have been "ASA 325 qd"
  11. by   MandyInMS
    Not an order..but read this progress note other day for a 68 y/o pt being discharged who had complainted of erectile disfunction.
    ::: Will order Viagra upon discharge @ pt request and unleash him on society:::
    I'm still gigglin'
  12. by   Nadine RN
    Thank heavens SOME dotors have a sense of humour!
  13. by   ekgqueen
    wrote by pmr: PPJ

    (push prune juice)

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