Charting Bloopers - page 10

Found in the History and Physical section of a patient's chart who had experienced visual hallucinations while ill: YIKES! Angela... Read More

  1. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Jay-Jay
    No, no, the PATIENT was to carry out the order! Would have been an interesting sight to see.....
    if he did carry it out...would probably never leave his house once he got home....:chuckle
  2. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    This isn't exactly a blooper, but I thought it was rather funny. A peds resident had written a consult for one of our ED attendings:

    "Your help with IV access for this child on long-term antibiotics. I tried X3 and failed. Can you help us out?"

    The attending's reply read:

    "I tried.
    I succeeded"

    Knowing the attending, I can hear him saying it out loud before he wrote it!:roll Reading this made the hour-plus it took me to wade thru the chart well worth it.
  3. by   oceanblue
    that is so funny, i once charted, "g-tube patent draining clear yellow urine"!!!!!!!:chuckle
  4. by   mlolsonny
    "Res. found digging in rectum. Large BM. Ate 50% for dinner with much encouragement.~~~~~~~~~~signed."


    Same nurse asked me the other day how to spell pus-sy, because everyone laughs the way she spells it...

    Gotta love nursing!!
  5. by   babs_rn
    Originally posted by BJRN76
    We all got a good laugh at work after reading a consultation from our ID doctor. She has large amount of ***** drainage... we decided that purulent might look better. (Keep in mind it was a slow day)

    seen THAT one more than once.....LOL

  6. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Originally posted by boobaby42
    I have a bad habit of spelling pus or puss, oh heck, which ever, wrong. Everybody gets quite a jolt reading my notes decribing an infection. Pus filled or puss filled. You decide. you spell it could mean a difference in the location of the infection......(get it? )
  7. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Originally posted by LilgirlRN
    I took care of a bedbound patient once who was just a litttle bit eccentric. She was perfectly well groomed, no bedsores, had round the clock sitters but wouldn't let anyone touch her feet. The H&P ended with this line..."And she has the longest toenails I've ever seen in my whole life"
    LMAO! I don't know why, but of all these entries, this one made me spit my pop laughing!

    These are great!:roll
  8. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Originally posted by Terre
    A new intern to our CCU once charted attempts to cardiovert a patient in the following manner:
    Attempted to convert the patient with 200 jews, unsuccessful. Second attempt to convert the patient with 300 jews unsuccessful. Patient finally converted on the third attempt with 300 jews.
    The mental picture of three hundred rabbis surrounding a patient's bed yelling, "Convert, convert!" was too much. We nicknamed him "Call a Code or Call a Rabbi" from that day forward.
    OY VEY!!!!! BWAAAAHAAAAHAAAAA!!!!! :roll
  9. by   ScarlettRN
    I am reminded of the oldie but goodie from the infertility specialist who wrote to a consulting colleague, "Between the two of us, we should be able to get her pregnant"
  10. by   Zee_RN an H&P...."hx of vaginal hysterectomy for hemorroids."

    Oh yeah?
  11. by   Sable's mom
    Boy am I glad I didn't complain about my hemorroids!!HAHA
  12. by   ragingmomster
    My favorite and most recent was probably a mistype by the unit secretary. Mr. Smith was to have a uterine culture. Now how would one accomplish that?
  13. by   vitalnursemom
    Hey Gang,
    I actually had a cardiologist prescribe

    Nitropaste 1" SL q 6h

    I couldn't resist asking him what Nitropaste tasted like!

    You all have helped keep me sane tonight! Thanks for the laughs! VNM

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