Got any funny acronyms at your ER??? - page 2

Ok... So I am a part of a committee putting together a "seminar" targeting New Grads, Recent Grads and students. We are tentatively calling it "REAL Life in the ER". We are planning it... Read More

  1. by   Darlene K.
    N.L.O.P. = No longer our problem....
  2. by   CritterLover
    chs -- crack head syndrome
  3. by   emsboss
    How about

    DRT= dead right there
    ART= assuming room temperature
    CTD= circling the drain
  4. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    JPROG = Just Plain Ran Outta gas
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07 : Reason: TOS
  5. by   madmad
    Quote from RNin92
    Ok...

    So I am a part of a committee putting together a "seminar" targeting New Grads, Recent Grads and students.

    We are tentatively calling it "REAL Life in the ER".

    We are planning it from a humorous perspective.

    I have the task of ED "Definitions"
    You know...
    "DDK"=Dead Doesn't Know it
    "Code Brown"=No explanation needed...I hope!


    Got it??!!??

    So if anyone has some funny ones...please post them so I can include them in my "lecture"

    Thanks!


    Also, any funny "Nurse Calls"
    Ever seen "GOK"? God only knows what is wrong with them!!! :O)
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
  6. by   RNin92
    Love these!!!
    Thanks...
    Keep 'em coming!
  7. by   Fluesy
    CRAFT syndrome - Can't Remember a F'ing Thing

    SOB - Silly Old Beggar

    FDGB Fall Down Go Boom

    CFOB Can't find own Bum
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07 : Reason: TOS
  8. by   sjt9721
    BRBPR: Bright Red Blood Per Rectum

    DABOR: Dumb As a Box Of Rocks

    CPC: Crotch-Pot Cookin' (see PID Shuffle)

  9. by   lapappey
    ATTE: Actively Trying To Expire

    OLPO: One Line Per Opening (natural openings and then some ...)

    LOLFDGB: Little Old Lady, Fall Down, Go Boom

    Proctalgia (not an acronym, but cute): pain in the ***
  10. by   babs_rn
    I developed two as a result of a couple of patients we had seen...one inspired the DQA right off the bat (Drama Queen Alert) - the other came about after seeing several twenty-something men accompanied by their mothers who answered all questions and tried to sign all consents and basically didn't seem to be able to function away from Mommy.....ASA (Apron String Alert).
  11. by   kmchugh
    ART: Assuming room temperature, as in dead.



    PID: Physician in distress (a diagnosis for doing tests/procedures to make a jittery physician feel better.)

    Acute thespianism: Drama queen/king.

    Acute fulminating thespianism: Drama queen/king who can be heard way, way down the hall.

    Kevin
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
  12. by   traumaRUs
    Normalizine - given IV it cures everything!
  13. by   babs_rn
    Oh yeah. Had a doc who ordered Serum Porcelain Levels when a pt was a "crock" or FOS

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