Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whoa, Nelly!

From another doctor's hospital dictation, listing the patient's pulse:




For my non-medical readers, a normal adult resting heart rate is 60-100. the above (I hope) is a typo.

15 comments:

Pissed Off Patient said...

Hahaha. Sometimes I feel like my heart is beating that fast.


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A Doc 2 Be said...

haha. I just took my daily dose of Sarcasma so give me a few hours until it wears off to properly comment :P

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Supine doing what??? lol

Anonymous said...

Funny how similar "eighty to ninety" and "eighty-two ninety" sound.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I think you're exactly right about what was said.

Jackie said...

LOL!!!!

Eighty to Ninety maybe?? I really hope otherwise that person might be close to exploding....

xx
Jaxs

Anonymous said...

That's a transcriptionist who wasn't thinking while listening. Or speech rec, which has no brain at all.

Dan said...

Yeah, that looks like a transcribing error more than a typo.

The Rotating Intern said...

There needs to be some sort of lab value spell check.

Anonymous said...

doc is slow multiplying by four.

Horse On A Mattress said...

@Anonymous at 2:30: You're right; all the hallmarks of a Speech Wreck that went un-proofed.

@Rotating Intern--There is indeed a lab value spell checker: A competent and experienced editor/transcriptionist.

(As long as docs appear to think it's okay to let crap like this go on patients' charts without being proofed--because, after all, the vendor told them the software was 99.9 percent accurate--I'm gonna offer these gentle reminders that it just ain't so. It's kind of like having a free Risk Management consultant. Heh).

The Rotating Intern said...

@Horse on a Mattress - well, never have been a transcriptionist, I didn't want to be rude - but I completely agree with you.

terri c said...

Bit tachy eh?

ndenunz said...

Grumpy,

You're a neurologist. Why are you concerned with the patient's pulse? I thought the heart only exists to pump blood to the brain, spinal cord and the synapses.

GB, RN said...

And the heart sounds a lot like a drum roll.

 
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