Charting Bloopers

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30 Posts

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Critical Care.
On 1/12/2003 at 7:55 PM, TNcanNURSE said:

I don't suppose this is an error but it was definitely different:

on the results from a UA

traces of talcum powder

Hmm, sounds like a future cervical cancer patient.

sevensonnets said:

Patient's family had some questions for the doc so I paged him to call them in the room, but they had already left. Patient herself age 94 answers the phone. The doc then calls me and says, "Do NOT call me back. I don't know what channel Wheel of Fortune's on!"

You paged him to call them, they had left.



342 Posts

"I did everything for patient and she's still ***.” Nice. 

jobellestarr said:

"I did everything for patient and she's still ***.” Nice. 

Is this for real???

Katillac said:

Talk to text errors just in one shift's charting:

  • Had a bed elevated city for degree.
  • Patient was asleep when this nurse arrived at the TVs to sleep at this time.
  • This is a pain anxiety on the respiratory distress.
  • 100 ml bloody irons
  • Skidmore to dry

And my favorites:

  • Adamant discretion dissolved in morphine.
  • Patient remains Ground Zero tortured.

And now in English


342 Posts

Kooky Korky said:

Is this for real???


Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

"Adamant discretion dissolved in morphine" ---- / -----"Patient remains Ground Zero tortured".

Okay, then! But wth does it MEAN? 🤔

Specializes in ER.

"bowel obstruction likely d/t all the p***s the pt ate"

We notified Dr and it was corrected to
"bowel obstruction likely d/t all the peanuts the pt ate". 🤣🤣

Specializes in Critical Care.

Order blooper by a resident:

To administer potassium 80mEq IV continuously in one hour (with the 20mEq/50cc bags). 

I told him that I was not going to do that and kindly explained why. 


27 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care, PICU, OR.

OMG. EIGHTY mEq? Maybe even by peripheral access.

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

I remember waaaay back when, the end of shift charting often said, "Status quo." Then you'd have to page back to find out where, when, or how the supposed status quo started.

Lynker, LPN

296 Posts

Specializes in LTC & Rehab Supervision.

An order I recently D/C's due to being a duplicate and containing a swear word...

"Monitor laying, sitting and standing BP every sh*t"


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