Medical terms you'd rather see changed.... - page 5

I hate saying "expired" for someone who is dead and I could also do without seeing "morbid obesity" or even obese in the chart. I know being overweight is a serious health issue, but those words... Read More

  1. by   Rnandsoccermom
    I don't like it when someone says "the doctor, nurse whomever was MADE aware". You can't MAKE anyone aware of anything (meaning I have no idea what they were aware of when I told them!). I prefer the term "notified".

    I also don't like "client". I'm old school and use "patient" or sometimes their proper name ie: Mr. Jones.

    I have a good friend who abbreviates everything, making his progress notes very confusing to read.
    Last edit by Rnandsoccermom on Nov 16, '06
  2. by   lilypad2424
    I say tomato, you say tomotto. You say potato, I say potawto. Tomato, tomotto, potato, potawto.....let's call the whole thing off.
  3. by   JVanRN
    Quote from lilypad2424
    I say tomato, you say tomotto. You say potato, I say potawto. Tomato, tomotto, potato, potawto.....let's call the whole thing off.
    Do what?
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from JVanRN
    Do what?
    LOL.
  5. by   ebony2
    generic drug names..hated it upon it's inception and still do then and still do . abbreviations that have multiple meanings and facilities and nurses that make up their own abbreviations. Seeded joint replacement( is that your normal garden variety), and I agree with the negatives non-compliant, morbid obesity and there is always one that makes u smile pulmonary toileting is it for me
  6. by   Jay-Jay
    I just saw one that made me want to barf. "Murse" as an abbreviaton for 'male nurse'! PUHLEEEZE!!! I thought terms that identify someone's sex were no longer P.C. (eg, mailman, manhole, etc.)
  7. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from nursekern
    Pulmonary toilet...I just hate that phrase!
    ah, that...I have never heard of it, but I saw it in one NCLEXRN review book.
  8. by   RNHawaii34
    in my former workplace they used " A/O3X.NSR w/BBB.......I am a newbie, I hate it when they make their own abbreviations! hx, sx, tx? as in texas?
  9. by   mayflower2000
    Quote from nursekern
    Pulmonary toilet...I just hate that phrase!

    pardon me for my ignorance. i have never come across this phrase. what does it mean?
  10. by   mayflower2000
    Quote from Jay-Jay
    I just saw one that made me want to barf. "Murse" as an abbreviaton for 'male nurse'! PUHLEEEZE!!! I thought terms that identify someone's sex were no longer P.C. (eg, mailman, manhole, etc.)

    :roll :chuckle lol.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Jay-Jay
    I just saw one that made me want to barf. "Murse" as an abbreviaton for 'male nurse'! PUHLEEEZE!!! I thought terms that identify someone's sex were no longer P.C. (eg, mailman, manhole, etc.)

    Oh, yeah, 'murse'. Sometimes i just wanna say "Changing the title will not make one's self-consciousness disappear"
  12. by   Jolie
    Quote from Dixielee
    While we are changing vocabulary, lets start with "Nurses Training". I don't know about you, but I received nursing EDUCATION at a University, not training at the doggie academy. I am not trained to jump thru flaming hoops (although some shifts feel like it), I make educated decisions. I cringe when I hear about nurses being trained.
    I couldn't agree more! My dearly-departed MIL was terribly proud of my profession, and introduced me to everyone she knew as a "Trained Nurse". That title always made me wonder if I was somehow different from an Untrained Nurse, or a Trained Monkey.
  13. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from mayflower2000
    pardon me for my ignorance. i have never come across this phrase. what does it mean?
    I think pulmonary toilet is turn, cough, deep breathe.

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