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. by   loriangel14
    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.
  2. by   GerberaDaisy
    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.
  3. by   DalekRN
    Quote from nursej22
    Warm prune juice, MOM, a shot of strong coffee: Crappachino
    Can't.Stop.Laughing
  4. by   LifesAJourney
    Can't believe it's almost been a year since I made this thread! Love it! I've enjoy reading all your comments!
  5. by   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?"
  6. by   Esme12
    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


  7. by   Twinmom06
    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...
  8. by   krwrnbsn
    An older gentleman that I work with calls the stretchers---litters!
  9. by   danceyrun
    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
  10. by   PMFB-RN
    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.
  11. by   Esme12
    Where I am not they call patient gowns "Johnnies"
  12. by   kguill975
    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.
  13. by   kguill975
    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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