What is the dumbest order you ever read? - page 8

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

  1. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    "NTG 0.4mg q5min x3, if CP persists, call 911."

    Well, that's ONE way to get a transfer, I suppose.
  2. by   Nursebarebari
    Urine analysis was ordered for anuric pt, after explaining to R1 that pt does not void due to ESRD, he changed the order to blood urine analysis stat.
  3. by   Nursebarebari
    Had an order to flush F/C with 10% dextrose

    I C/O to doctor that my pt had been having a very foul smelling diarrhea and that she needed a her stool tested, doc ordered- spray pt room with airfreshner each time she goes.
    Last edit by Nursebarebari on Aug 24, '07
  4. by   To cut is to cure
    Quote from panda_181
    Well now that you mention it, we just had a patient admitted for query appendicitis...after telling the doctor that he's already had an appendectomy! We think that something might have gotten mixed up from the office to the hospital...but even still, when I asked the patient why he was being admitted, he said he didn't know...

    Doesn't matter. You can have a leftover appendiceal stump and get appendicitis even after appendectomy.
  5. by   RN and Mommy
    [font="georgia"][color="deepskyblue"]i got an order on a post-op patient, some gi surgery (can't remember now) and she was strict npo status with a ng tube. well, she has a pca and it was set to demand only and the patient wasn't even using it, but i left it there just in case she had pain, as she couldn't take any oral meds. the patient was having nausea and so the brilliant physician comes in and writes an order-not once, but twice to shut off the continuous rate on the pca. um, hellooo! look at the machine, 0.0! the patient hasn't had any morphine for at least 10 hours at this point. the second time, i did put that in the progress notes, but look at the machines or ask the nurse what the pca is set on!
  6. by   KacyLynnRN
    Two come immediately to mind...

    #1. Give pt. lobster dinner tonight (pt. was complaining and MD wanted to shut her up) - yeah, ok..I am sure the cafeteria has tons of lobster available!! LOL

    #2. Pt. OOB with RN assist only. (Yeah, because PT, OT, LPN's, etc. are unable to assist pt. OOB! LOL)
  7. by   Sabby_NC
    The dumbest ones are the ones I CANNOT READ grrrrrr:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire
  8. by   Norni
    1. Supp Dulcolax PO prn.
    2. IV Rocephine 1000g BD.
    3. Please give IV abx before blood cultures (what's the use of the blood C/S then ????)
    4. Change abdo dressing if soaked.
  9. by   time4meRN
    The paper that the MA wrote on the post "let loose the nurses of war" post. Now that is something.
  10. by   bigmona
    1. lisinopril 40 mg IV bid
    2. lopressor 25 mg PO bid
    3. toprol 75 mg PO qd
    4. lasix (no route/dosage given)

    these were all admission orders written for one patient.
  11. by   BlearnRN
    Discharge Instructions for a male police officer

    Refrain from wearing high heels at work.....
  12. by   SUPERNURSE!!!
    I had to sign up for a new account just for this one! Last night we found an order in one of the patient charts for: 0.5 mg po prn for insomnia/sleep. No, not a typo, no med writtent! The scary thing is, it was noted by the unit secretary, charge nurse, pharmacist, and 2 doctors!
  13. by   leslymill
    Stools for occult blood x3 Today!!!!- Do by rectal exam (On a patient that had not had a BM in 4 days and not had solid food in 4 days. What do you want to bet (supposing we had followed the order) that by the third "rectal exam", the OB would be positive.
    I am from Vegas. Nobody who lives here has any luck when it comes to betting, but I am game.

    Quote from canoehead
    Banana STAT for hypokalemia. (K of 3.3)

    Apricots have more.

    DC black crap.
    The patient was using a coal tar bath solution for psoriasis
    Whats that an ethnic slurr??:trout:
    Last edit by leslymill on Sep 29, '07