Workplace Sayings - page 2

We have a saying where I work that goes "There's a right way, and then there's the _______ ________ Medical Center's way!". When a coworker complains of the way something is done, then makes and... Read More

  1. by   CardiacDork
    "All bleeding stops, eventually"
  2. by   TriciaJ
    Now I'm remembering some from my old psych days:

    Stelazine-deficiency syndrome (self-explanatory)

    Positive suitcase sign (these were "emergency" admits for suicidal ideation and the patient would arrive with all his belongings).
  3. by   sevensonnets
    No maam we don't have any banana posicles only red or green. Sure, here's the Head Honcho's number.
  4. by   Oldmahubbard
    (Forensic hospital) New admit who claims to "hear voices", then goes in day room and plays cards all night, winning repeatedly, is said to exhibit "PQM".

    Poor quality malingering
  5. by   Rose_Queen
    They ain't dead until they're warm and dead.

    Said about post cardiac surgery patients who were a tad hypothermic. We actually called it on a patient 3 times once- she was only 94 degrees the first time and we just couldn't get her heart going. Then it started about 90 seconds later. So we started resuscitating her again. And then did the whole thing over again. She didn't make it.
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Oldmahubbard
    (Forensic hospital) New admit who claims to "hear voices", then goes in day room and plays cards all night, winning repeatedly, is said to exhibit "PQM".

    Poor quality malingering
    I love that one -- and it has so many alternative uses! The husband who whines all day that he cannot clean out the garage because he's so miserable he feels like he's been "beaten with a stick" but is somehow able to attend his martial arts class that evening. Or when he can't go to work because he feels so sickly but is able to work on his boat all day.
  7. by   Ruby Vee
    "The first pulse to take in a code is your own," from House of God.

    "There is no body cavity that cannot be violated with a good, strong arm and a 14 gauge needle. But there are many that ought not to be." (The aorta, left ventrical and caratid arteries spring to mind.)
  8. by   djh123
    Quote from CardiacDork
    "All bleeding stops, eventually"
    Awesome. Reminds me of a great poster I saw in a motorcycle shop in the 70's (yes, I was alive then :^) ... when a lot more people still smoked. It was a skeleton with a cigarette clenched between the teeth, and the caption said "Everybody eventually quits smoking".
  9. by   djh123
    Remember, Wrongway Regional Medical Center's immortal creed is "There's the Right Way, and then there's the Wrongway!".
  10. by   amoLucia
    "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy". And you're shaking your head in disbelief when you just can't believe what just happened.
  11. by   RobbiRN
    "End it all with Inderal"

    "You can fall at home. If you fall here, my daughter doesn't get to go to college."

    "I hear the voices too . . . but you're probably a better listener."

    "Incarceritis" (CP secondary to arrest by local PD)

    My favorite: LGFTD ("Looks good from the door.")
    Last edit by RobbiRN on Mar 24 : Reason: thought of two more : )
  12. by   gemmi999
    One of our ER docs is fond of saying, re: complaining/loud/moaning/screaming pts: "Nothing that propofol won't cure"
  13. by   DenraSam
    And there is only one thing we say to death: "Not today."

    Syrio Forel to Arya Stark in Game of Thrones

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