Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 11

Just wanted to see if the nicknames we call certain items are the same names you guys call them lol. I work in the midwestern region. Examples include: 1.) "Bubblier" for humidifier 2.) "Ice... Read More

  1. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from finn55
    Where I've worked, we call the plastic urine collector that fits in the toilet, a "nun's cap". Never have figured out why, but everyone knows what we're referring to!
    We call them hats.
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  3. Visit  GerberaDaisy profile page
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    Same here-back in Canada the white toilet hats were called nun's caps, guess it's better than calling it a nurse's cap! But I Still get funny looks when I call it that here in California.
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  4. Visit  DalekRN profile page
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    Quote from nursej22
    Warm prune juice, MOM, a shot of strong coffee: Crappachino
    Can't.Stop.Laughing
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  5. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
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    Can't believe it's almost been a year since I made this thread! Love it! I've enjoy reading all your comments!
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  6. Visit  anashenwrath profile page
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    My professor told a story about when she was talking to a student in clinicals at the nurses station. She asked the student: "Is that COW still in room 2A?" This was just as the student's patient from 2A, a rather obese woman, walked by.

    Needless to say, my prof saw the woman's face and immediately said to the student: "By COW, do you understand I'm referring to the computer-on-wheels?"
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  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from finn55
    Where I've worked, we call the plastic urine collector that fits in the toilet, a "nun's cap". Never have figured out why, but everyone knows what we're referring to!
    We called them texas hats......however....this is why it's callled a nuns cap


  8. Visit  Twinmom06 profile page
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    I had never heard of a condom catheter called a Texas catheter before except for one nurse that used that term - not sure if its a funny or not...

    the new hospital I just started working at calls their SCD's Flowtrons...
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  9. Visit  krwrnbsn profile page
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    An older gentleman that I work with calls the stretchers---litters!
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  10. Visit  danceyrun profile page
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    A quick bed bath is a "PTA" bath= pits and the T and A I will let you figure that out...the "essential" parts

    The electronic vital signs machine= Robo-nurse
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  11. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from krwrnbsn
    An older gentleman that I work with calls the stretchers---litters!
    *** LOL! I haven't heard a litter called a stretcher since the old days.
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  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Where I am not they call patient gowns "Johnnies"
  13. Visit  kguill975 profile page
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    Quote from anashenwrath
    My professor told a story about when she was talking to a student in clinicals at the nurses station. She asked the student: "Is that COW still in room 2A?" This was just as the student's patient from 2A, a rather obese woman, walked by.

    Needless to say, my prof saw the woman's face and immediately said to the student: "By COW, do you understand I'm referring to the computer-on-wheels?"
    We had to switch from COWs to WOWs (wireless on wheels) when we started doing bariatrics. If overheard by a bariatric patient, it could seem insensitive.
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  14. Visit  kguill975 profile page
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    In the OR, when doing laparoscopic surgery, we use two monitors. The outlet monitor was called a "slave". They banned that term, and it's now called a "satellite". PC non-sense. I'm black, and I could care less. It's not like a black person has to hold the screen during the entire surgery, NOW that would be a "slave", lol.


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