As nurses, sometimes we chart more than we see our patients. The only way to flip the tables is to just chart faster. The problem with charting faster is we don’t always see our spelling mistakes until later when we run the spell checker and finalize our notes. These are errors I make frequently, but they are so good, they really should be their own real words.
Toleraging (verb), ability to tolerate something while being violently oppose to it
“Patient is toleraging their diet, no nausea or vomiting.”
Flagyle (Noun), a rare but life threatening allergic reaction to Flagyl identified by an argyle pattern raised rash. Prevalent in the patients of Scottish decent. Use of alternative antibiotics recommended.
“IVF with IV Zosyn and Flagyle.”
Ostormy (noun), an uncontrollable ostomy (see also: $#!+ Storm)
“No flatus via ostormy, stoma is pink, moist, not currently putting out stool post operative day one.”