We all love electronic charting. It is so convenient, simple, easy to enter and surely cuts down on the amount of time necessary to document our patient care. Right, if you didn’t notice the sarcasm dripping, you need a head exam. But it does lend itself to rather interesting typos. It’s hard to have typos when you’re writing out on a paper chart, although technically possible. Here’s some recent gems from charts I’ve been in:
Patient’s father had dimension
I hope so, a 2D person would be a bit strange. Could it be dementia?
Patient turding Q2 hours
That’s a lot of poop, although not unheard of. May I suggest, turning Q2 hours?
Patient has TED hoes on.
Why they have Ted’s hoes on is beyond me. My imagination is fertile though…
Anyone else have good ones? I’m needing laughs!