Different Lingo Depending where you practice nursing - page 2

by batmik

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Just got off the phone with a friend who is a nurse and she was telling me of her last shift. She was talking about K riders, where I work we call it potassium replacement. I hadn't heard about "endorsing" to the next shift... Read More


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    Quote from amoLucia
    du-o-de-num vs dwad-num (phonetical) Another one.
    That is one of my pet hates!! It's the first way you pronounced it, not the second!!!
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    Quote from canned_bread
    That is one of my pet hates!! It's the first way you pronounced it, not the second!!!
    Our surgeons just call it "Dewy". They also call the umbilicus "Umbo".
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    Where I work, any transparent dressing is a Tegaderm no matter what the brand.
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    prn adapter=hep lock or saline well. Recently heard the adapter term for the first time and was puzzled.
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    Quote from superV
    prn adapter=hep lock or saline well. Recently heard the adapter term for the first time and was puzzled.
    They call those I-3's in my facility...III, intermittent intravenous infusion.
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    hey canned_ bread - I'm from central NJ. I say dwad-num. I only hear duo de num on TV. Viva la difference!
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    I had never heard a hospital gown called a johnny until I came to this board. I'm in the midwest, and every place I've ever worked or visited refers to that lovely, exposure-prone garment as a gown. Maybe some of the male patients rebelled against wearing something that sounds feminine in nature and came up with johnny to give it a masculine edge.
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    cefazolin have heard it pronounced two ways sef-foz-o-lin and sef-ah-zoe-lin
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    In one of my nursing school placements, the nurses called dexamethasone by its generic name only, or "dex" for short (i.e. "Could you please get me 4mg of PO dex?") In my current workplace, 99% of the time, they seem to call it by its brand name, Decadron. Threw me for a bit of a loop when I started my job, haha!
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