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More goofy hospital chart bloopers

bloopersFor a sequel to last week’s popular list of bloopers, we present another list of bloopers.

Now, our sources insist that these are all real. That’s what makes them so dang funny!

Our Favorite Mistakes Made in the Pursuit of Care

1. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.

2. The patient has no previous history of suicides.

3. Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.

4. She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

5. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

6. On the second day, the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

7. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

8. Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

9. The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

10. Patient’s medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40-pound weight gain in the past three days.

11. While in ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.

Got any more good bloopers to share?

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14 Responses to More goofy hospital chart bloopers

  1. my favorite written by me, supervisor laughed so hard

    Alert and organized x3

  2. Jill

    Another funny one-
    “Patient was present when suppository was inserted.” lol um, was the nurse there too?

  3. Cynthia N Montoya

    “Patient vomited a large amount of emesis”

  4. Cynthia N Montoya, RN

    “Alert with episodes of forgetfulness”…this was a daily chart entry at a SNF I used to work for…:/

  5. Cecilia

    ER Nurse: “I’m almost finished with my 12 hr shift. I’m so tired I don’t even know what I’m saying.”
    Patient: “But you know what you’re doing, right?”

  6. Chrystal

    one of my coworkers wrote on an assessment for a 5 day respite: possible long term stay if patient still alive after 5 day respite. lol I gave him so much heck for that!

  7. Karen Southard RN RN

    read this in a chart when I first started nursing 16yrs ago: Pt c/o of stopped up head but has pus-sy drainage noted from nose. NO this is not a joke!!

  8. lilsheril

    Part of a report a nurse was giving my before transferring a patient to our facility: She has a foley for urinary “intention”.

  9. rnnayna RN

    I started to write this once: Patient has not vomited since the last time they vomited.

  10. txnursemelissa RN

    Pt has hx of PICKLE cell anemia.

  11. link955 LPN

    On a gyn surgical floor chart: “Vaginal packing out, Dr. Lee in.”

  12. cardsrn RN

    respirations noted. (yep, i actually charted that!)

  13. srm7254

    When I was working in medical records I had a attorney’s office call for patient notes. I told them there was a charge per page. They said to let them know. I called them back with the cost and they faxed me a check!!!!!