Hypoglycemic nicknames

  1. We've been having a lot of hypoglycemic patients being brought to us by the EMS, I was thinking of giving them nicknames whenever we try to report to other nurses what's coming from the EMS. Maybe "Bitter Blood"? "Splenda"? Any other suggestions?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   RNCEN
    How 'bout "we have a hypoglycemic patient en route to room xxx". Why would you need a nickname?
  4. by   Sassy5d
    Quote from Career Changes
    How 'bout "we have a hypoglycemic patient en route to room xxx". Why would you need a nickname?
    Ya that's what I say. I would be irate if I came in and heard 'got Splenda bed 4' and it was me or my family
  5. by   Rhi007
    That just seems extremely unprofessional to do something like that. Stop and think how you would feel if you were in the same position? I acquired a nickname that spread from neurosurgery> rads>ED but I was well known so I didn't mind
  6. by   NutmeggeRN
    What Career Changes said.
  7. by   One1
    If you have to ask on a nursing forum to come up with "spontaneously funny nicknames" then you might want to reconsider the whole idea.
  8. by   edmia
    O.M.G. Really? No, this must be a prank.

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  9. by   SweetMelissaRN
    Lol, where did everyone's sense of humor go? Ah, you all need to lighten up, take things less seriously.... Bitter blood is funny.. Just not in front of the patient!

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