Got any funny acronyms at your ER??? - page 3
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
Jan 16, '05DBI = dirt bag index which is the patients number of teeth divided by number of tatoos (jailhouse and homemade tatoos get counted twice)
Jan 16, '05Quote from babs_rnLOL, that reminds me of an old one they used in the '70s, when patients who were weird/chronic complainers/hypochondriacs etc. were referred to as "turkeys--" so, the joke was, if this type of patient presents to ER, order STAT serum feather level...Oh yeah. Had a doc who ordered Serum Porcelain Levels when a pt was a "crock" or FOS
Jan 19, '05CID-STW = "came in dead, stayed that way" - s/p code diagnosis
status dramaticus = seen mostly in young friends/family members of the acute emergent hang nail case
Jan 20, '05usually say things like "I don't know why I'm so breathless" or "I get terrible pain in my knees or hip when I try to walk.
also love the frequent flyers who arrive with abdo pain and nausea and the first thing they ask is what time does lunch come aroundLast edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
Jan 20, '05Ok, I work in a RURAL hospital, so you have to consider the types of pts we have out here. So, the few we have are:
PWTT - Poor White Trailer Trash
Jackie - Jack A$$
Norsaline - The infamous drug that will cure all drug seekers headaches the moment it is pushed (Normal Saline)
POS - Piece of S**T
CDCDSOB - Calm Down, Calm Down, Sons a *****es
Jan 21, '05BOHICA- bend over here it comes again
Felepsy- patients and family members who continue to drop the "F" bomb
Incarceritis- patients who suddenly developed acute chest pain while on the way to jail. Also commonly called "jailitis" or FOS or "waste of time"
Jan 25, '05
I don't have any to contribute but I loved those posted and will keep them handy.
Made me laugh out loud and I needed that! :chuckle
Jan 28, '05TMB= Too Many Birthdays
Some pts need referrals to the Follow Up Care Unit (FUC-U)
They aren't frequent flyers anymore, they're "Experienced consumers of healthcare services".
ICP Immaculate conception pregnancy. "But I can't be pregnant!"
VicoProFlex: The s/p MVA combo of Vicodin, Ibuprofen, and Flexeril.
Status Adolescencus: Teenage brats
Jan 29, '05Quote from darius000Along these lines: Acute biscuit poisoning.TFFs - too f.....g fat syndrome.