Do you have a "pet name" for those patients who just drive you all nuts? - page 2

I think we all have those patients...you know, the ones who come in all the time, who really aren't the sharpest tacks, who just never seem to get it, who never bathe, who scare little children when... Read More

  1. by   TexasRN31
    We'll usually say to another RN, "You're boyfriend/girlfriend is here visiting you again", or, "You're bf/gf wants you" when they ask to see a nurse.
  2. by   Dr. Kate
    There was one I referred to as bellowing like a wounded warthog, all the time.
  3. by   caroladybelle
    SKOS - special kind of stupid

    Also, too stupid to live, or to a lesser degree, too stupid to thrive.
  4. by   ernurse728
    FNJ - F%&$ing nut job
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    TOTL--too old to live
    GOMER--get out of my emergency room
    PITA--pain in the a$$
    *****--****ed up beyond all recognition (these folks usually came in from bar fights)
  6. by   fab4fan
    Mine were already posted, but carolladybelle...your "special kind of stupid" just cracked me up.
  7. by   deespoohbear
    "The Adams Family." Everybody sing:

    "They're creepy and they're spooky, they're all together spooky.."
  8. by   teeituptom
    Howdy Ya'll
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Well heres a few............................................... .......

    LOLNAD= little old lady no acute distress

    SNKS= snotty nosed kid syndrome

    BBB= bubbled brained bimbo

    BBBBB= bleached blonde bubble brained bimbo

    LTL= low testosterone level

    HH= Hystericus Hispanicus also know as the aye yiyi yi yi syndrome

    AJS= acute jailitis syndrome

    PNP= poops n pukes

    BY= bubba yup, any bubba thats a yuppie wannabe

    BFS= beware flasher syndrome

    CB= code brown

    IWDS= I want drugs syndrome

    INOB= in need of bathing

    and there is a whole bunch more, and these od course never get documented anywhere.


    doo wah ditty
  9. by   renerian
    One of my psyc patients used to call me Barney. Said I was big and purple and looked like him. It worked for me LOL.

    renerian
  10. by   TexasRN31
    hahaha, teeituptom, those were hilarious! gotta remember those, esp the AJS! do you guys get APOWWs? i love being APOWW queen (one time i had 4 APOWWs at the same time!!!) and that's not including the police priority pts in the police room. gotta love a county hospital.
  11. by   AngelGirl
    One doctor used to describe an unusual child as a FLK= Funny Looking Kid

    Our ER attracts its share of playactors, usually women. We call them "Drama Queens" They are the ones who are quiet until a family member (or several) arrives. Then, the real acting begins.

    We had one come in last night, a 40-ish woman, who brought her own audience of daughters and nieces. The girls were sweet, but played completely into the hands of the patient. They came out one by one, or in twos to voice the newest complaint that poor, fainting 'Mama' had added to her list. 'She's in pain...(moaning loud enough to be heard in EVERY room)...coughing (explosively during a med-neb treatment)...doubled over ...(grasping her belly, climbing out of bed, hobbling around the room moaning like an old cow with all 5 family members following)....vomiting (the doctor caught her with her finger down her throat).... worried...(for good reason, after all of that!).... the list goes on....vision is failing,,,spots before her eyes.....can't stand up....(etc).. When they left the room, there went her audience, so she quieted right down.

    Sure, sure, just sign the DC papers. You can pick up your Oscar on your way out the door!!
  12. by   veetach
    well we all know what GOMER is, so I wont say any more about that. We have frequent flyers, PIA's, and some who are just plain nucking futs. LOL

    we also have SK's (sick kids) and SPS (stupid parents syndrome)
  13. by   renerian
    If they were confused we called them whombats.......sounds terrible I know.

    renerian

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