Charting Bloopers - page 25
Found in the History and Physical section of a patient's chart who had experienced visual hallucinations while ill: YIKES! https://allnurses.com/bb/eek.gif Angela... Read More
Mar 17, '06Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 2; Likes: 2My sister tells me of interesting stories...she works in ICU ( as I am yet only nursing student...) here goes.
Reading her patient's chart, this popped up:
Healthy-appearing, decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
and how do you like ths charmer:
Patient was released to outpatient department without dressing.
Mar 17, '06Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 2; Likes: 2these clips are hilarious on your break...
Mar 17, '06Joined: Dec '05; Posts: 860; Likes: 105when referring to placement of pulseoximeter on patient "Sat on forehead"
Mar 20, '06Specialty: NICU ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 3,768; Likes: 252The other day I was caring for a Hispanic baby whose father spoke English and mother did not. Nurse wrote in the chart:
"Mother is Spanish speaking, but father speaks good English."
Maybe he could teach the nurse a thing or two?
Mar 20, '06Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 13; Likes: 6I still laugh at this one...( a patient with restless leg syndrome) a student wrote "sleeps with jerks" ha ha ha!!!!!
also saw charted on notes one time years ago... " HWB ( hot water bottle) turned on low." ....
Mar 27, '06Occupation: TCU- RN Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 46; Likes: 1had a nurse who signed off an order for IV Flonase. I went up to him with the Flonase bottle and asked how to inject and if one puff or two was sufficient. He got really mad! The order was for IV Furosemide. BIG DIFFERENCE. OH YEAH, he was our charge nurse, Scary!
Mar 31, '06Occupation: Unit Educator/ANM Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 11We just transferred a patient in from another facility. In the Discharge summary... After reviewing the tests "expensive surgery" was recommended, and the patient was transferred. ....we can only hope they really meant expensive and it was a transcription error.
Apr 9, '06Occupation: RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN Specialty: ER/SICU/Med-Surg/Ortho/Trauma/Flight ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 395; Likes: 193hey was this doc trained in idaho? lol
Apr 9, '06Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 1okay i think my husband thinks i am insane.....i have just spent 10 mins laughing so hard i couldn't speak.....these are all great
Apr 16, '06Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 29; Likes: 79I found this once in a physician report
Amazingly well considering his erection fraction is 20%.
Apr 16, '06Occupation: Home Health Nurse Specialty: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Home Health ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 766; Likes: 53My turn!!
I found this order written on the MAR:
"Pt may have Hall's cough drops PRN for cough. Apply to mucus membranes"
I keep seeing a pt and/or a nurse trying to follow the order and sticking the cough drops up the pt's nose!!!
In His Grace,
Failure is NOT an option!!
Apr 22, '06Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 4; Likes: 4Found charted in nurse's notes:
1. Pt has hemorrhoids....BIG TIME!
2. Dr. Thomas and case management both spoke with pt's family, all of whom were totally freakin out by this point.
Apr 27, '06Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 406; Likes: 943These are great!
I had a beloved pediatrician that I used to work for that had done a ton of school physical's one day. He would often see a lot of the teenage boys that did not want to see our female physicians. I think he must have had a long day because he charted
"Testes down bilaterally" on a female patient!
I hope not!