Abbreviations

  1. 1 I have been reading the forum quite a lot lately... and I'm amazed at the amount of abbreviations some of us tend to use while posting a new thread or responding to one. In all honesty, I dont' know what most of them mean... and I'm a nurse!!! I can't imagine what the students that come to visit go throught...

    So I have one request... can we limit our use of abbreviations? or if we are going to use them at least put the translation between parenthesis?

    Thanks...


    Vivi
  2. Visit  vivibonita profile page

    About vivibonita

    Joined Apr '05; Posts: 112; Likes: 70.

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  3. Visit  agldragonRN profile page
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    i know what you mean. at first i was like what does dh mean. then i figured it out myself.
    however, i have never seen anyone use dw for dear wife. :d

    sometimes, when i see an abbreviation i don't understand, i just wait for somebody to clarify and ask then
    i get it. i'm too lazy to ask and post it. :wink2:

    anyway, i guess using abbreviations are kind a second nature to nurses.
  4. Visit  Baloney Amputation profile page
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    Just a tip--if they are medical abbreviations that you see that don't know, go to http://www.medilexicon.com for all the stinking acronyms you would ever want to search. I use that site a lot. Otherwise, people are pretty helpful in letting you know what they are saying.
    agldragonRN likes this.
  5. Visit  otiscokat profile page
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    I'm with you. I just wait and hope all is clarified in the next reply. Be the way, I learned on another forum a wife is SWMBO ( she who must be obeyed). Somehow I think DW would be better.
  6. Visit  rhondaa83 profile page
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    I agree. Sometimes on this site, it is like a foreign language people are speaking and I will just quit reading the post because it does not make sense. I say let us all speak regular normal people language
  7. Visit  Whispera profile page
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    just like we should limit our medical jargon with patients and their families, it's nice to limit jargon with each other sine we don't all speak the same jargon or initials!
  8. Visit  hypocaffeinemia profile page
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    Google searches are your friend.
  9. Visit  carroll77566 profile page
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    I think medical abbreviations are one thing....it's when phone text abbreviations are used that i have a problem.:wink2:
    Baloney Amputation likes this.
  10. Visit  kathygray profile page
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    I'm a nurse also and I didn't even know how to start posting returns ...and some of the abbreviations not the medical ones but the others i just guess. So good luck.
  11. Visit  NursKris82 profile page
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    I agree. Some of the abbrviations, not medical ones, leave others feeling lost. I love abbreviations. I like the idea of writing them in parenthesis, which takes even more time or starting a little sticky. The sticky can have the most frequenlty used abbreviations on this site and can be updates as needed. Something like "All Nurses Un-Offical Abbreviations". When I first encountered abbreviations I didn't know I went to the abbreviations sticky- but they were all medical. Just one woman's idea.
  12. Visit  vivibonita profile page
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    I'm sorry but there are some abbreviations that are used here that can't even be found on google... is like you are reading a good post and all of a sudden you lose the train of thought because one abbreviation that isnt even medical comes up. Sometimes when you ask the posted about the meaning it can take a long time before you get an answer or you break the flow of the thread. The simpler the better, especially for those that don't speak our same lingo.

    Kriseh- I like your idea of the sticky, we should bring it up to the mods
  13. Visit  hypocaffeinemia profile page
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    Quote from vivibonita
    I'm sorry but there are some abbreviations that are used here that can't even be found on google... is like you are reading a good post and all of a sudden you lose the train of thought because one abbreviation that isnt even medical comes up. Sometimes when you ask the posted about the meaning it can take a long time before you get an answer or you break the flow of the thread. The simpler the better, especially for those that don't speak our same lingo.

    Kriseh- I like your idea of the sticky, we should bring it up to the mods
    Nonsense. You just need to practice your google-fu. Try putting the abbreviation in along with a context clue or try "abbreviation: ABBREVIATION HERE" and scroll through some of the many lists of abbreviations that inevitably pop up.

    I guarantee you there's not a single abbreviation in use you can't find via google. Go ahead, try me.


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