Medical terms you'd rather see changed.... - page 8
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
May 8, '08Murse sounds like something from a Deuce Biggelo movieLast edit by Laughs-a-lot, RN on May 8, '08
May 8, '08We use the word ' garment' for briefs and 'declined ' for refused.Personally if I am phoning relatives about a death I usually say 'passed away'.
May 8, '08Quote from maolinLOVE allow natural death. Thanks!!adult diapers -> incontinence briefs
DNR -> AND (allow natural death)
May 8, '08What a fun old thread!
Just want to say that the day that I saw...
"Pt. is a young, pleasant, mildly obese female who....." in my own medical chart sticks with me to this day!
And I am "normal" weight now... and have to admit that the o-word is probably one of my main motivators to keep watching my diet, exercise and weighing myself.