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What does TKO mean?

  1. 0 can anyone tell me what TKO means?
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  3. Visit  KLKRN profile page
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    Boxing: total knock out
    Nursing: to keep open (IV fluid runs at a slow rate to keep the vein open)
  4. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    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. Visit  xviii-xxv profile page
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    to keep open
  6. Visit  Faeriewand profile page
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    I like the boxing comment
  7. Visit  kukukajoo profile page
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    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. Visit  KLKRN profile page
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    Oh...I didn't know that. Thanks
  9. Visit  Faeriewand profile page
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    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. Visit  seanpdent profile page
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    OK... well what's really bad is I didn't even consider the boxing analogy.
    LOL
  11. Visit  KLKRN profile page
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    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. Visit  KLKRN profile page
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    Oh, you weren't talking to me. Sorry.
  13. Visit  bill4745 profile page
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    While we're on the abbreviation topic, what does "NOC" mean in reference to nightshift?
  14. Visit  AprilRNhere profile page
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    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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