What is the dumbest order you ever read? - page 10
I thought I had seen some AH orders but yesterday took the all time win! I had a 97 year old man admitted from ER with impaction and the order said---- "Give oil retention enema and have pt. hold ... Read More
Oct 27, '07Occupation: R.N. Joined: May '07; Posts: 3,228; Likes: 3,680"Move patient to a room with a view"
Oct 27, '07Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 24,611; Likes: 35,448Quote from Emmanuel Goldsteinview this."Move patient to a room with a view"
Oct 27, '07Occupation: Rapid Response Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in CCU MICU Rapid Response ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 482; Likes: 573Hey all... Orders for a non responsive vent pt.. OOB with assistance only. Huh?
Oct 28, '07Occupation: RN - telemetry Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 138; Likes: 55This newbie says this thread is lots of these:
Thanks for the laughs, all!
Oct 28, '07Occupation: Interventional Cardiac Cath. Lab Specialty: rehab-med/surg-ICU-ER-cath lab ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 113; Likes: 48I love this thread it made my on call weekend fun. The thought of "dangling" a baby with it's little legs out of each port hole or sitting on the side of an isolette is just too cute and will keep me smiling all day. I hope whom ever wrote this order was a resident MD fresh from a surgical floor rotation. Oh well, no brain no pain! :spin::spin:
Oct 28, '07Occupation: College Student Specialty: Being the Patient ; Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 1,929; Likes: 686more aquardly written then anything else...I injured my tailbone and in my choir we lay on the floor to do breathing excersises I got an order from the ortho resedent "patient has been advesed to refrain from activities while laying on the floor"
Oct 28, '07Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 20,715; Likes: 23,952Worked with a doc (community health/family practice) who referred a female pt of his to the optometrist for her yearly mammogram. I razzed him about that for a long time.
Oct 29, '07Occupation: Aged Care worker Specialty: 20ish year(s) of experience in Aged care, disability, community ; From: AU ; Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 147; Likes: 98shown to me by an RN.
elocon cream to be applied to eczema by Sr A and Sr B B.D. for 3/52.
Now these 2 RNs only work mornings and the work the same 4 mornings a week.
Oct 29, '07Specialty: M/S,LTAC, ER-not exactly specialized ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 12; Likes: 6My all-time favorite extra-smart and quiet eccentric old school Doc is notorious for crazy orders.
"Crepe myrtle stick dipped in cinnamon for nicotine withdrawal"
Crepe Myrtle trees were easily reached outside the pt window. No I did not give...:uhoh21:
"one beer with supper"
She was 90ish and indignant, she had "never drank whiskey in her whole life!"
Nov 2, '07Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 5,969; Likes: 1,404Just had an order last night that read:
"Minimum feeds: 50 cc Q4 hours."
Then that whole line was CROSSED out and had "error" written next to it.
Then below it, it said "Minimum feeds: 25 cc Q2 hours"
HUH?!?! Seriously?! I really want to know what's going on in these residents' minds sometimes. A lot of times I think to myself "ok, that musta made sense to someone at some point". But this one I'm just not seeing :uhoh21:
Nov 2, '07Joined: ; Posts: n/aWell this one is not so much dumb as it is redundant:
15mg Benadryl for aggression and 50mg sominex for insomnia... my issue is, as you have probably already guessed is that this = 65mg Diphenhydramine the same exact anti-histamine.
(At my facility whenever an individual becomes violent and other techniques have failed to calm him down he/she is usually given a cocktail of haldol, benadryl and ativan IM... but when I read the med list and saw the above... I just scratched my head and turned the page.)Last edit by Alois Wolf on Nov 2, '07 : Reason: wrong dosage.
Nov 2, '07Occupation: CNA Specialty: ICU. Med/Surg: Ortho, Neuro, & Cardiac. ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 281; Likes: 82I was reading a doctor's admission notes when unit clerking once and it said "Pt smokes 1 pack per day but does not inhale." As a smoker, I just had to bust out laughing.