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I have to do a presentation on effective communication and was hoping to find some good examples of bad charting I have heard some over time but now need to recall some of it for a paper anyone know where I might find some decent examples.

9livesRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in SNU/SNF/MedSurg, SPCU Ortho/Neuro/Spine. Has 2 years experience.

exederm (right word) eczaderm (charted)

norvasc (right) norvase (charted)

buttocks (right) butoxs (charted)

amlodipine (right) amilo de pine (charted)

and the list goes on

Murse901, MSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Case Management, Informatics. Has 13 years experience.

Don't forget about interns writing orders for "Kayceil" instead of KCl.

IHeartDukeCTICU

Specializes in CT-ICU. Has 4 years experience.

Don't forget about interns writing orders for "Kayceil" instead of KCl.

I think Kayciel is a brand name. Our MD's usually write for K-Dur (extended KCL PO), K-chlor (reg PO) or KCL IV.