Those around us are clueless...

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    We have our own language. People around us are clueless to what we are saying.

    Have you ever had someone look at you with a complete blank face?

    Have you ever had this happen to you? Want to share your story?



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    My family still looks at me as if I've just sprouted three heads when I use medical acronyms and abbreviations in conversation. You'd think they'd be used to it by now, LOL!
    elprup likes this.
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    Haha, yes, that sooo reminds me of me working the first couple weeks on a Cardiac MICU (in Germany). I got the shift report and knew what the patient had and how to care for him, but the nurse rattled of every single diagnosis of the sheet (as if the patient would die if I wouldn't know) and I totally got lost :-).
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    Why is the MAP 15 with a BP of 140/72? If his MAP is 15, this guy's in some serious trouble.
    beckster_01, That Guy, *LadyJane*, and 9 others like this.
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    needless to say, this happens frequently in any area of a hospital mainly when the family or the pt. is present and we as medical professionals need to remember once we are addressing their condition to express ourselves in lame terms in order for them to comprehend their medical diagnosis and treatment. granted, i do see this more on some doctors they speak to their patients and once the doctor is gone, the pt. turns and looks at us nurses for interpretation and guidance. however, when i'm speaking to a colleague and non-medical staff is around us, i turn up our shall we say the medical "lingo" in order to keep any information private
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    MAP of 15?
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    Quote from Murse901
    Why is the MAP 15 with a BP of 140/72? If his MAP is 15, this guy's in some serious trouble.
    I thought the same thing! She must have meant CVP.
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    keep in mind is a "cartoon" therefore, don't let the "map 15" alarmed you...
    beckster_01, MUUGUZI, brian, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from gitanorn
    keep in mind is a "cartoon" therefore, don't let the "map 15" alarmed you...
    i am an icu nurse. it is impossible for me to ignore an map of 15. must.... assess.... intervene.... implement.....

    *searches for way to enter cartoon to fix patient's map...*
    amygarside, cheska_rn, beckster_01, and 17 others like this.
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    Quote from Ashley, PICU RN
    *Searches for way to enter cartoon to fix patient's MAP...*
    Right click on cartoon, and go to :Save picture as", and save it to your desktop.
    Right click on the sdaved picture on "open with" paint.

    Use the dotted square tool to copy and paste other numbers to replace the 15 beside MAP (copy and paste to maintain the same font) - you have the numbers 2,4,5,7,8,9 & 0 to choose from
    Save the changes and upload the picture.

    (sorry... couldn't resist )
    aachavez, beckster_01, MUUGUZI, and 3 others like this.


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