Tuesday, April 14, 2009

oops.. hospital charts

Actual notes from hospital charts

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1. The patient refused autopsy.
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 week.
6. On the second day the knee felt better and on the third day it disappeared.
7. The patient is tearful and crying constantly, also appears to be depressed.
8. The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1999.
9. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.
10. Healthy appearing decrepit 80-year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
11. Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
12. She is numb from her toes down.
13. While in ER, she was examined, x-rated and sent home.
14. The skin was moist and dry.
15. Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.
16. Patient was alert and unresponsive.
17. Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.
18. She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce..
19. I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.
20. Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.
21. Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.
22 The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.
23. Skin: somewhat pale but present.
24. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.
25. The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.
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2 comments:

Angelika said...

And these are the professionals? Oh Dear.

Shawn said...

"The skin was moist and dry" sounds like something I might have written in one of my terrible short stories as a teenager.

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