Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart? - page 31

To start things off, the best and funniest order I have seen on a chart, was in the discharge instructions for a trauma patient. It read simply Darwin Consult and was signed by the... Read More

  1. by   sayrah_85
    change linen please...........
    perineal hygiene please...

    (that's OUCH! to nurses)
  2. by   drmorton2b
    Birthday Cake Today! qhs
  3. by   Laurel RN
    We had a real jerk of a doctor who would right things like:

    Box of Kleenex to bedside STAT
  4. by   AliRae
    Oh my gosh. Just the other day we came across the funniest thing we have ever seen in a chart. Under nursing orders for a 16 year old female who had been come in after an MVA, we found a one word order. I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to say the word here, but it's a name for the *ahem* "manly parts". (And rhymes with rock.)

    We collared the trauma (or was it ortho?) resident, and asked him to please explain. He turned bright red and bravely attempted to joke about it. Unfortunately his bravado failed him and he basically ran away when we asked him to clarify the order for us. Route? Dose? Frequency?

    The order was quickly removed.
  5. by   mkohut_
    Quote from jharris71RN
    We Have a very humorus MD that you never know what he will write and we read for fun at times.

    He was making rounds and stopped in to see a male patient that had an altered mental status (I forget the reason) but upon entering the room our good doctor discovers his mid aged male patient nude, all linens tossed off the bed and he is holding his IV tubing making a fly fishing cast motion repeatitively. MD asked what he was doing?

    HIS NOTE: Visited Mr. Doe this a.m. Patient pleasantly confused sitting in bed stating he was on a fishing trip and caught one at least 2 foot long; upon assessment noted it could not possibly be more than 3 - 4 inches.

    That is seriously the most hilarious thing I've ever read! THANKS
  6. by   Agnus
    this reminds me of the order that read "Pap normal repeat in 2 weeks." I asked the doctor if he really meant this. He got very red faced and said "yea. I really like to do paps"

    Poor guy.
  7. by   Katmanduuu
    I remember a Dr in Texas who got in a ton of trouble for writing "KCAB" in orders. It wasn't the order that got him in trouble, per se, but rather the 'translation'......"Keep Casket At Bedside" :trout: I'm willing to bet this yutz doesn't know the meaning of the word 'subtle'.
  8. by   mom4josh
    One of the young, more naiive and cocky residents, wrote "DNR/DNI unless stops breathing for some reason other than present illness."

    I can just picture us going up to him, "Mr. Jones, Mr. Jones... why are you not breathing???"
  9. by   NurseRotten
    "Pt's Jack Russel Terrier to bedside by pts family Q.O.D. and PRN for depression"

    For a depressed trauma patient with a new spinal cord injury.
  10. by   RNSC
    Oh this thread is too funny
    We had a 1st yr resident last year who wrote
    "May only breast feed when Mom is available" so of course his nurse paged and read the order out loud to him. You could feel him blushing in his stammer.
  11. by   Diary/Dairy
    After RN charted, "Pt. consumed entire tray.", Pulmonology ordered "Check stool for silverware". Courtesy of my Mom.
  12. by   kmblue39
    Find those hearing aids!!!

  13. by   RNDreamer
    Quote from diarygirl512
    After RN charted, "Pt. consumed entire tray.", Pulmonology ordered "Check stool for silverware". Courtesy of my Mom.

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