Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I lol'd...documentation bloopers

So I have no idea if any of these are real are not, but I saw these posted on a social work community website and laughed my head off.  And since I'm sure we could all use a laugh...

Documentation Bloopers:

The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.

The client was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.

The client is a well-developed male lying on the sofa with his family in no distress.

Because she can't get pregnant with her husband, I thought you'd like to work her up.

Discharge status: alive, but without permission.

Patient was alert and unresponsive.

She is numb from her toes down.

The client had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until 1999, when she got a divorce.

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

The client has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1998.

Healthy-appearing, decrepit 69 year old male.

Coming from Detroit, this man has no children.


Anonymous said...

Those are pretty funny. I get a laugh out of reading H&P's. Some of them were dictated very late (or early depending on your perspective) and they have made me laugh. One kept mentioning a "fish in a pond." I never did figure out if the patient was fixated on that fish or if the doctor was.

AuntE said...

Thanks for the laughs!