Nicknames you give patients?

  1. The thread about names got me thinking - not about real names (which honestly, we couldn't make up), but about "pet" names or nicknames that you give to your patients. Do any of you have any interesting ones?

    We've used:

    Mah-maw, Pah-paw, gomer, smurf, pickle (pickled from one too many), drunk boy (or girl), monkey boy (climbed up on cot, swinging from overhead light), spider monkey chick (thought we were all spider monkies), etc...

    Of course the usual and most common (jerk, jack @$$, etc..) also apply.
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  3. by   JustaGypsy
    "Fever baby"... puts the song "Santa baby" in my head. "Sidewalk swimmer"... takes a head-first dive onto the ground resulting in head injury, usually ETOH +. "Meow"... or any other word given to a patient who repeatedly yells that out all night.
  4. by   flightnurse2b
    Quote from andhow5
    The thread about names got me thinking - not about real names (which honestly, we couldn't make up), but about "pet" names or nicknames that you give to your patients. Do any of you have any interesting ones?

    We've used:

    Mah-maw, Pah-paw, gomer, smurf, pickle (pickled from one too many), drunk boy (or girl), monkey boy (climbed up on cot, swinging from overhead light), spider monkey chick (thought we were all spider monkies), etc...

    Of course the usual and most common (jerk, jack @$$, etc..) also apply.

    picasso for the little old man who fingerpaints from his diaper...

    rambo for the PCP w/d who takes 10 grown men to take down...

    scooter for the psych patient who wheels around while posied to a gerichair and picks at the leftovers in the dietary cart....

    nelly for the little old lady who screamed "its hot in here" for 12 hours....

    mr. potato head for the pt with eyebrows, nose hairs and ear hairs so long you could braid them and then put beads on the end (dont remember how we came up with that one)...

    and mr. sunshine for the racist frequent flyer....

    the itchy and scratchy show for the 10 pts from the nursing home at the same time with scabies...

    and one man who had a consecutive 69 beats of V-tach asymptomatically was the thump master...
  5. by   andhow5
  6. by   empress04
    hot mama for our geriatric patient who loves to tell us her teen age love affairs...

    hot guy for our patient who always have a fever whenever my classmates and i are his nurses... he loves to have a tepid sponge bath..
  7. by   ladylabor
    screemy McScreemerson for the laboring patient who is about to deliver without an epidural or is 1 cm dilated
  8. by   EDValerieRN
    Mr. Poopboots.

    He's got these wide boots on, and wears them with shorts... and poops... poop falls into boots, hence Poopboots.
    He also had some Cheetos in there.
  9. by   JJEDRN
    "Torch". So guess where he got the nickname...:trout:

    He would frequently smoke while wearing his oxygen.
    He was a unit admit at least 3 times that I'm aware of...

    Slow learner...

    JJ
  10. by   Loribabble
    We recently had 2 gals in the same room that had whining down to a fine art... called the room 'the vinyard'
  11. by   StrwbryblndRN
    I was gonna reply with some nicknames but mine do not come close to the previous posts.
  12. by   SusanKathleen, RN
    Geez, I love ER nurses!!!
  13. by   Harleygirl
    Houdini- for those patients/residents that seem to get out of every chair, bed and restraint you can attempt

    And...Slick Bob..there was a guy when I was a brand new CNA years ago at the hospital that was in isolation, had strep infection over entire body that we had to put antibiotic ointment on q shift....hence the name.
  14. by   Penny8611
    Oh, you guys are KILLING ME.

    My Mom has a favorite nurse at her LTC center. This nurse, S, is one of the best people I've ever met, but she doesn't allow Mom to just wallow and feel sorry for herself. When Mom really fires up with the, "Oh woe is me" attitude, S calls her "Mona". It never fails to make Mom smile, and also lets her know that S is totally on to her. ;-)

    She's a wonderful nurse and a wonderful person!

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