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Oct 20, '02ALF : Assisted Living Facility
SNF: Skilled nursing facility
NH: nursing home
HHC: home health care
AMI: acute Myocardial Infarction
MI: Myocardial Infarct
CABG: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
PTCA: Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, or angioplasty
EF: ejection fraction
PUD: peptic ulcer disease
CVA: cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
TIA: transient ischemic stroke
MSO4: morphine sulfate
KCL: potassium chloride
URI: upper respiratory infection
UTI: urinary tract infection
MRSA: methicillin-resistant staphlococcus aureas
VRE: vancomycin resistant enterococcusLast edit by Sleepyeyes on Oct 20, '02
Oct 20, '02Very clever as usual Big Daddy!
GNC(C) = Gerontological Nurse Certified Canada
PCH -- Personal Care Home
1:1 -- one on one care, one on one time
Oct 20, '02code?? I've seen it and I can guess its meaning but I would like to know for sure.:spin:
Oct 21, '02code = cardiopulmonary resuscitation, short for a Code Blue, which is usually said over the intercom system in a hospital. Code Blue in room 304, or wherever.
If someone "coded" it means they went into asystolie or stopped breathing, and a Code Blue was initiated.
Oct 21, '02Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
AMA - advanced maternal age
Oct 21, '02how 'bout-
AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
CNOR- OR nursing certification
CRNFA - certified registered nurse first assistant
RNFA - registered nurse first assistant
ORIF - open reduction, internal fixation
Nov 3, '02TMI - Too Much Information
Used when a post provides more information than the reader wanted or feels comfortable reading. Frequently posted in jest however.
Jan 8, '03I don't believe this one appears inin lower case form, but I created it for personal documentation to save time when referring to a nonspecific medical problem.
Jan 8, '03Code Red: Fire
Code Blue (some hospitals): Bomb or Bomb Threat
The hospital and clinics I've worked at in a non-nursing capacity called resuscitation efforts a "code", with no colour designation. The "code team" was the PA announcement, as in "Code Team 2 South 207" (code team respond to floor 2, south wing, room 207). "Code team" is also the designation for personnel explicitly assigned to respond to medical emergencies.
Jan 8, '03I used to work in a Catholic hosp where any diaster was announced as an "Ave Maria" I always liked that for some reason. I guess it seemed appropriate.
Jan 8, '03FRS = "Funky Rhythm Syndrome" (i.e. no clue what it is, but it appears to be perfusing and the patient appears to be alive...)
CYA = "Cover your...ahem...you know...)