Monday, December 14, 2009

Why use your brain when you can buy an EMR and look like an idiot?

This is from a patient note that another doc faxed to my office this morning. The only things I've whited out listed the patient's pharmacies.


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14 comments:

Miss Kismet said...

Was the patient sent to you for jaw pain?

*snicker*

Pink said...

As a medical transcriptionist, I cringe when I see these EMR entries. WTF? Oral and oral? Um...p.o. perhaps? It doesn't even specify the dosage or frequency!

GB, RN said...

So, am I to assume that this patient takes oral meds??

Doctor D said...

Perhaps this is computer-talk for "takes by mouth twice daily?"

The Emlesc Man said...

I think I have "Allegra Oral and Oral" on DVD.

student dr. blaze said...

EMRs are always programmed by people who know nothing about medicine. It's totally counterintuitive. I ended up basically having to re-program the one at my last job because it never printed what the surgeons wanted it to say. If I saw this, though, it'd be way too tempting to program it to say Oral and Anal. ;-)

mommy-medic said...

Nystatin oral and oral? Forgive me if i am mistaken, but isn't that a "swish and swallow" med? (Or mouthwash type med?) And you take it........orally? Opposed to rectally? *scratching head*

MomNurseWife said...

Wow...there's a whole lotta oral going on in that office....

Nurse K said...

I read "oral" so many times in that entry that I think I need to take a shower. Don't ask.

Slings and Arrows said...

This is obviously the medication list for Zaphod Beeblebrox.

student dr. blaze said...

re: MomNurseWife ... i can't resist: the programmer must have an oral fixation. ;-P

Filet-o-bitch RPh said...

What if it said "anal and oral"? Just curious...

Anonymous said...

Where can -i- get a perscription for that much oral?

Fiz said...

If she's got candida, then take her off the ruddy Pill!

 
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