Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Doctor's Orders! Hospital commands from the 1980s...

Before HIPAA and electronic record keeping, physician orders made their way to the pharmacy via NCR copies.  Ultimately shredded, but the more unique ones shared space on the department's "Famous Orders" bulletin board.

Yep - I had orders for beer.  I contacted the floor and recommended the patient have his own preference brought in.  


An orthopedic surgeon without a shred of romance...


Our head of dietary was not amused that morning.


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