Illegible Handwriting - page 2
Okay, so I realize that illegible handwriting by doctors is not a new problem, but honestly.....is it really too much to ask that something so important as medication orders and patient treatment be... Read More
Nov 19, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: Med/Surg ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 690; Likes: 111Our hospital has a policy that if you can not read someones writing you have to write up an incident report and then call them. There is no guessing.
I used to work on an Ortho floor where you could not read one of the docs orders. yes we usually knew what he was ordering since he usually ordered the same thing for the same surgery on everyone..but...one day he wrote something we could not make out....the funny part is he couldnt make it out either...so he wrote....d/c above order....LOL....