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22 Goofy Hospital Chart Bloopers

22 Goofy Hospital Chart Bloopers

Scrubs Magazine

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 good “on the job” bloopers to share?

12. The patient will need disposition, and therefore we will get Dr. Blank to dispose of him.

13. Healthy-appearing, decrepit 69-year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

14. The patient expired on the floor uneventfully.

15. Patient was becoming more demented with urinary frequency.

16. She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in separate directions in early December.

17. The patient experienced sudden onset of severe shortness of breath with a picture of acute pulmonary oedema at home while having sex which gradually deteriorated in the emergency room.

18. He had a left-toe amputation one month ago. He also had a left-knee amputation last year.

19. By the time he was admitted, his rapid heart had stopped and he was feeling much better.

20. The patient is a 79-year-old widow who no longer lives with her husband.

21. Many years ago the patient had frostbite of the right shoe.

22. Patient was alert and unresponsive.

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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


  • Joek_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I like the blooper with the anorexia lunch:)) Instead of anorexia lunch, it probably should have been anorexia treatment. After a few extended shifts, any nurse can make that mistake. Sleep is very important so you can focus.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    Patient finally stopped breathing. When I read this is a chart of a patient that was actively dying I felt that nurse had somewhere to be more important. lol

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    # 22 is the best. too funny

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    ( From Actual,Client's Chart ):" Recent Employment- Counter Person / Friendly's Ice Cream Store."
    " Previous Medical History- Treated for Lime Disease ".
    ( Drum roll,please !)

  • Fearless_max50


    about 4 years ago


    These are all screwed up LOL. I hope I won't make such mistakes like that!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    I wonder where these nurse got their degree from and which state they practice? hopefully not in NJ. LOL

  • Cat_and_dog_max50


    about 4 years ago


    This really shows that some nurses do not re-read what they have written or even thought about what they intended to write.

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