Charting Bloopers - page 25

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   cute_but_psycho0804
    My 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.
  2. by   cute_but_psycho0804
  3. by   burn out
    when referring to placement of pulseoximeter on patient "Sat on forehead"
  4. by   Gompers
    The 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?
  5. by   cindyjean
    I 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." ....
  6. by   ark-two
    had 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!
  7. by   nanmad
    We 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.
  8. by   rgroyer1RNBSN
    hey was this doc trained in idaho? lol
    Rod Rn
  9. by   brit-rn-emt-06
    okay 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
  10. by   bemory
    I found this once in a physician report
    Amazingly well considering his erection fraction is 20%.
  11. by   kwagner_51
    My 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!!
  12. by   AZDesertNurse
    Found 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.
  13. by   rnsrgr8t
    These 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!