Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nurse Follies: Say What?

Doctor's note: per patient wishes, if she arrests, do not intervene. But if she has not passed away, do everything, including intubation.

I showed this to numerous staff and asked them to translate. None could. Given the fact that she had no outlined code order in her chart, she was automatically a full code, which rendered the note moot.

You have to love July. The air is humid. The sun is shining. The new residents are out in full force.

1 comment:

Grumpy, M.D. said...


I probably did shit that stupid too, once. On the other hand, I probably still do, and it's showing up on somebody's blog, and I don't know about it.