Common ER abbreviations for charting - page 2

by cathyrn2b | 8,364 Views | 13 Comments

Hello, I'm a new grad in the ER and was wondering if any of you could give me common abbreviations used in the ER charting? When charting my initial assessment I feel like I'm spelling everything word for word and it's taking me... Read More


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    laugh ........

    So many terms some great some funny some ...........

    FITH - F*&#!d in the head

    F.U.B.A.R - F*^%#D up beyond all recognition

    SLK - silly looking kid

    DzS6P - Dozen short of a six pack
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    We use FOS a lot, as in full of poop. Literally. This is our slang for constipation.
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    D/C- Discharged
    ERP- Emergency Room Physician
    CAMS-CandyAssManSyndrome (We say but never chart it!)
    CP-Chest Pain
    CBA-Clear Bilateral Auscultation
    GAEBL-Good Air Entry Bi-Laterally
    PSBO-Possible Small Bowel Obstruction
    NIDDM-Non insulin dependant DM or IDDM-Insulin dependant DM
    HTN-Hypertension
    HLP-Hyperlipidemia
    PVD- Peripheral Vascular Disease
    AC-antecubital
    MAE-Moving all extremeties
    A+Ox3 (alert and orientedx3)
    R/O-rule out
    D/T-Due to
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    LOL = little old lady
    DFD = done fell down
    DFO = done fell out
    FDGB = fall down go boom
    BMT = baby momma trauma
    CTD = circling the drain
    DRT = dead right there
    ADASTW = arrived dead and stayed that way
    UBI = unexplained beer injury
    RCI = rectal/cranial inversion
    TMB = too many birthdays

    And a couple of bonus vitamins:
    Vitamin A = Ativan
    Vitamin H = Haldol
    corky1272RN likes this.


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