Misspelling is common is newFNP's clinic. Chlamydia is tough to spell. Gonorrhea is no picnic either. And don't even get newFNP started on Kwashiorkor or borborygmi.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Generally, however, the misspellings have an obvious translation. Thus, newFNP was thrown for a loop when she saw a chief complaint of "Cephalus Check."
Cephalus??? What happened during that hunting trip when Eos kidnapped him that he needs to come to a free health clinic for a check up?
But seriously... cephalus? Was newFNP asleep for that lecture? Is that a condition newFNP missed? It is hydrocephalus? Shouldn't this patient be at a neurologist?
What a sophisticated misspelling it ended up being.
The patient was requesting a test for syphilis -- just regular old syphilis. But newFNP likes the way this front-desk staffer was thinking! Use the 'ceph' root. Give newFNP a little taste of the 'ph.' Hell - make her think about mythology during a humdrum clinic day.
That's right, yo, you gotta class that shit up a little bit!