What does TKO mean?

  1. can anyone tell me what TKO means?
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  3. by   KLKRN
    Boxing: total knock out
    Nursing: to keep open (IV fluid runs at a slow rate to keep the vein open)
  4. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from pat8585
    can anyone tell me what TKO means?
    To Keep vein Open/To Keep Open; usual refers to an IV rate of 5-30cc/hr in order to keep from having to due periodic IV flushes.
  5. by   xviii-xxv
    to keep open
  6. by   Faeriewand
    I like the boxing comment
  7. by   kukukajoo
    In boxing it means technical knock out. Meaning they were not completely out but good enough, too injured to continue. A knockout where they are totally out is just a KO, or knockout. For recordkeeping, TKO is considered the same as a KO just the fighter is not unconscious.
  8. by   KLKRN
    Oh...I didn't know that. Thanks
  9. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from kukukajoo
    In boxing it means technical knock out. Meaning they were not completely out but good enough, too injured to continue. A knockout where they are totally out is just a KO, or knockout. For recordkeeping, TKO is considered the same as a KO just the fighter is not unconscious.
    I know I"ll sound like a dork but I just think this is completely fascinating.

    Plus I"m impressed that you are female and know all that stuff on boxing
  10. by   seanpdent
    OK... well what's really bad is I didn't even consider the boxing analogy.
    LOL
  11. by   KLKRN
    Gee thanks. I got knocked around a lot by my ex. I did almost KO him once

    Weird thing was, he was so proud of me for that.
  12. by   KLKRN
    Oh, you weren't talking to me. Sorry.
  13. by   bill4745
    While we're on the abbreviation topic, what does "NOC" mean in reference to nightshift?
  14. by   AprilRNhere
    Quote from mrsportsmedicine
    OK... well what's really bad is I didn't even consider the boxing analogy.
    LOL
    Or is it bad that even though I'm a nurse...it was the first thing that I thought of. (hubby loves boxing)

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