You've Gotta Know the Lingo - page 3

So this morning as I was enthroned upon the seat of wisdom, trying to decide what I was going to do with these precious 48 hours of weekend and instead thinking about work, it occurred to me that... Read More

  1. Visit  mushrooms4 profile page
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    The first time I heard a nurse refer to the "SOB" in rom 12, I got a litttle upset.... till I learned it was short of breath.
    Had to learn new terminology and acronyms when I became a nurse.
  2. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    I used to read the docs' progress notes before they left the building to make sure they didn't write something stupid. One of them said "....LOL seen...." I asked him why he was laughing out loud. He said ,"Surely you know LOL means little old lady."
    "Doc"I said, "If this chart ever goes to court do you want the family to know you called their grandma a little old lady? And by the way, don't call me Shirley!"
    tthor5220, Aberdeen, VivaLasViejas, and 1 other like this.
  3. Visit  86toronado profile page
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    "ECF (Eternal Care Facility) or Celestial Transfer (resident "passed")"

    I had to laugh at this one... at the hospital where I work, we say the patient was transferred to the 7th floor. (Our building only has 6 floors.)
    1feistymama and VivaLasViejas like this.
  4. Visit  OldGuyLPN profile page
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    When assisting elderly male patients with their urinals, I instruct them to "holster their weapon," inform them when they are "on target," and encourage them to "fire at will."
    1feistymama and VivaLasViejas like this.
  5. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Quote from OldGuyLPN
    When assisting elderly male patients with their urinals, I instruct them to "holster their weapon," inform them when they are "on target," and encourage them to "fire at will."
    Hey, that's better than having 'em firehose the floor!!
  6. Visit  OldGuyLPN profile page
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    Deceased patients we refer to as "ultimately stable."
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  7. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Quote from OldGuyLPN
    Deceased patients we refer to as "ultimately stable."
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Visit  hello121 profile page
    1
    Being a geriatric nurse is totally different from most clinical areas
    VivaLasViejas likes this.


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