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Okay, this is a spin off on the triage complaint thread. You know how sometimes when the registration clerks enter the chief complaint or diagnosis into the EMR, they sometimes goof up? What are some funny ones that come to mind?

Recently, I saw "tarombocytopenis" instead of thrombocytopenia.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Sore trout. :-)

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Not necessarily a typo, but nuisance: our system had a 'cc list' with just about everything under the sun, but they free text EVERYTHING just so as not to manually select multiple complaints. LaZy!

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VICEDRN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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"Dun falled out" is my personal all time favoriteThough I've always thought "CPR" was an awesome complaint for a doe patient. Really? Is the patient complaining about the quality of compressions?

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Vomitting. See it often. "pain in bot chick" Took us a while to figure it out.

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sserrn has 1 years experience and specializes in Emergency nursing.

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^^omg....just got it!! ;-P

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psu_213 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant.

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"Can't move bowls"

"Gonged arm" (the patient had very sloppy hand writing and it she wrote 'gouged'...plus it was typed in by a registration clerk whose first language was not English)

Not sure if this was a typo or how the person actually wrote down their CC before registration entered it: "lump in vain"

"Siddle stick injury" (should have been needle stick)

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Sassy5d has 11 years experience.

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Injured Soldier.. Instead of shoulder

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N1colina has 6 years experience and specializes in LTC, Family Practice, Meg/Surg.

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Okay, this is not a complaint but this thread reminded me of it and had to share:

There was a mother that named her baby, "Dinasty" pronounced like the word, "Dynasty" but the reason she named her kid that was "because we was doin da nasty when we made her" cracks me up every time!!

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BelgianRN has 6 years experience and specializes in GICU, PICU, CSICU, SICU.

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"PEP", so i figured hmmm profylaxis. Turns out it stands for "poepen en pech" which is Dutch for "unfortunate sex", the guy had an STD. Or when the patients talk too much some secretaries summ it up to "sick". Also had "ITP (no clue what this is...)". Or "secretive patient".

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sandyfeet has 5 years experience and specializes in Emergency Nursing.

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I'm a victim of the "text generation". Last week at work I saw a chief of "brb vomit" and all I could think of was "be right back vomit"! Which kind of made sense in it's own weird way! ;)

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That Guy has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab.

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Injured Soldier.. Instead of shoulder

Now I would have read that as a penile issue....

Personal favorite...Fell down went boom.

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