Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 12

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  krwrnbsn profile page
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    Quote from 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.
    Oh my! We still call them "slaves"!
  2. Visit  SherriJones profile page
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    In the Air Force, where we have lots of fit, handsome soldiers as patients, it was customary for PACU to give us med-surg nurses report and include the code words "E.O.E." or "E.C." E.O.E. was a 9 and E.C. was a 10, if you get my drift. (Easy on the Eyes, and Eye Candy, respectively).
  3. Visit  SherriJones profile page
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    Phrases used wherever I've worked

    Brain = report sheet where you took notes at shift change and plotted out your day
    Christmas tree = green O2 adapter
    Code Brown = incontinent bowel movement overwhelming in either amount, odor, or runniness
    Du'av kees = "Do you have [the narcotic] keys?" run together, sounds like you're speaking Indian or Pakistani
    Frequent Flyer = patient whose frequency of returning to our care unit far, far surpasses that of every other patient
    GI cocktail = M.O.M., belladonna, and lidocaine concoction
    Hat = urine collector that can be set inside the toilet
    Red Robin = the in and out urinary cath kit with the customary red catheter
    SCDs or Scuds = Sequential Compression Device or leg massagers
    Slug = postop patient who consistently refuses to get out of bed or ambulate
    Stopcock = three way valve for IV
    Vitamin A = Ativan, Vitamin H = Haldol


    My own additions I regularly use

    Armani designer fashion = hospital gown, tread socks, and whatever else the doctor ordered, like TED hose
    B.S.C. = a mental health condition manifesting in an ER Psych patient which stands for Bat Sh*t Crazy
    "If Mary Kay was here do you know what she'd ask you? 'Would you like a little blush for those cheeks?'" = Dear patient, your
    backside is exposed. Let me tie your gown."
    "Those little pancake thingies," "EKG buttons" = electrodes
    Darnitall = Donnatal
    "Oh GOODIE! Yeah, yeah yeah!" = patient has a shockingly deep or bloody wound


    I also worked on a unit where "Bacon Thirty" was the time the dining hall could start selling breakfast to staff, and another hospital where premie babies were "frogs"
  4. Visit  frenchfroggyRN profile page
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    We call them "skids" =SCDs
  5. Visit  Sezza83 profile page
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    Quote from 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.
    Lol. Even all the way down here in Australia we call the 2nd monitor the slave!
  6. Visit  hlrc2004 profile page
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    A package is a pt that is boarded and collared
    Zithromax and rocephin is the funk pesticide
    A stoner is a possible kidney stone
    Triage is the torture chamber or box of doom
    Locked and labed is a pt that has a saline lock and urine and a rainbow to the lab
  7. Visit  ellaballet profile page
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    Hats and johnnies, bariatric beds are called big boy beds. The smaller beds that you can bring all the way to the ground are low boy beds. Computers are WOWs, our blood pressure machines are called dynamaps but I think thats the brand name..

    A patient asked me for the "litter box" (bedpan) yesterday and I think thats going to catch on where I work...
  8. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    We have hats for urine samples, big boy and low boy beds, computers are WOW's, dynamaps. The saline lock loop I call it a J loop. Christmas tree for the O2 connector.
  9. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    A person ambulating with their IV pole is going for a walk with their Polish friend.
    K23RN, uRNmyway, and PMFB-RN like this.
  10. Visit  nursej22 profile page
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    Upper and lower endoscopy is a spinner
  11. Visit  Mavrick profile page
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    OMG, I couldn't sleep thinking of all the "nicknames" we use.

    Tonsil sucker - Yankauer suction
    Nose hose - NG tube
    Bunny boots - foam heel protectors
    Bunny suit - disposable white jumpsuit used for visitors to the OR
    Peek and shriek - open and close surgery when cancer is too widespread to remove
    Sundowner - ICU patient (usually elderly) that is perfectly normal during the day but gets demented at night
    Expensive Care Unit - answering phone in ICU, "Expensive Care Unit, this is Nurse Nancy, may I help you?)
    Eggcrate - foam overlay placed on beds for treating decubitus ulcers
    Crotch rot - smelly perineal area (usually female)
    Wallet Biopsy - patient transfer to University Hospital from Private Hospital after finding out patient doesn't have insurance
    Orthopods - orthopedic surgery doctors
    Respiratory mistreatment - going out for a smoke break
    Bugs / bug juice - bacteria / antibiotics
    Butts and guts - GI clinic
    Levophed leaves 'em dead - futile last effort to use a vasopressor to prolong life
    Tombstone "T" waves - configuration of EKG in an acute MI
    Send patient to the floor - transfer patient to regular Med-Surg unit from ICU
    Buffalo cap - heparin lock
  12. Visit  jsepark119 profile page
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    One of our patients would continuously yell "BILL!!" for hours and hours until we gave her Ativan, at which point she would stop. As a result, whenever we had a patient who had trouble calming down, the nurses would be looking for Bill.
    vintagemother, uRNmyway, Muser69, and 1 other like this.
  13. Visit  lpnpgh123 profile page
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    Not much use for pipettes anymore( mostly for QC's), but pipettes= Barbie Baster
    smoke break = PFT's
    Last edit by lpnpgh123 on Aug 12, '14 : Reason: want to add more


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