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How NOT to write an incident report

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by MellyDoodlez MellyDoodlez (Member)

MellyDoodlez has 5 years experience and works as a Subacute RN, Supervisor.

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I just had to share this... So I work night shift, and early this morning I had a patient fall (ugh). It was really hectic this morning, so I didn't get a chance to read what she wrote in her incident report until after she had left. I couldn't believe she actually wrote what she did, and I had a good laugh, but wished I had seen it earlier to have her rewrite it. Anyways, here is what it said:

"...Patient was on the floor on her hands and knees, in doggie style position, when I found her..."

I don't know what she was thinking!

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psu_213 has 6 years experience.

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"...Patient was on the floor on her hands and knees, in doggie style position, when I found her..."

Well, for better or worse, the majority of people get a mental picture of how the pt was found.

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and works as a Behavioral Health RN.

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"...Patient was on the floor on her hands and knees, in doggie style position..."

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Elfriede has 40 years experience.

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Adults only ?!? :whistling:

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borkowskikid has 5 years experience and works as a ICU.

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O. M. G. Becky...

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and works as a RN.

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Bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yay....

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Ah yes, I think someone has to talk with her and remind her that one should never use sex positions when filling out incident reports! Otherwise, reading her incident reports might become a bit like reading the Kamasutra! 

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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WOW!  And I thought it was bad when a colleague charted that his patient "grabbed me by the nuts."  

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MECO28 has 6 years experience and works as a RN; med-surg.

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Oh man. That beats the note I saw that described in graphic detail, a patient’s abdominal pain d/t constipation, the bowel regimen given, and ended with this gem: “Patient felt better after having large bowel movement, however the b.m was so large it got stuck when flushed, necessitating a call to maintenance”. 

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Haha so I can't beat that BUT thought this incident report was quite good, we have a book of 'nursing humour' and this was stuck in it.

 

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CalicoKitty has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Med-Surg Nurse.

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On 2/19/2019 at 12:52 AM, MECO28 said:

Oh man. That beats the note I saw that described in graphic detail, a patient’s abdominal pain d/t constipation, the bowel regimen given, and ended with this gem: “Patient felt better after having large bowel movement, however the b.m was so large it got stuck when flushed, necessitating a call to maintenance”. 

So, one clogged pipe led to another clogged pipe.

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GenieToBe has 7+ years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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This was seen charted during the evening shift by a former colleague of mine.

"Patient c/o numb and cold balls. Given hot pack to make it less cold and numb."

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