Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 5
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
Jul 31, '12Quote from jadelpnOurs was known as the nurse on wheels!Vitals signs machine--Nurse on a stick
Jul 31, '12Anyone here ever had to describe a butt decubitus in report as a crater?
How about the fact that report also might involve describing a bowel movement as Yoohoo, soft-serve, a malomar, chocolate pudding or a Lincoln Log? Kinda made you want to skip those snacks, lol....
A bedside commode was sometimes a Port-a-Potty.
Jul 31, '12FLK - Funny looking kid. Actually used in charts for newborns with certain facial characteristics. This was 30+ years ago.
Vitamin V= valium We gave a lot of it IV in dialysis
Too tired to think of more!
Jul 31, '12Quote from LifesAJourneyOh my this reminds me of a story. When I was still a nursing assistant (now I'm an RN), one of my pts was taking golytely for her colonoscopy which was the next day. She was going so frequently, and so VIOLENTLY, she actually had a seizure while she was on the commode. It was insane.You just reminded me about something with GoLytely. I do wish the company would change the name to reflect the product more accurately. GoLytely sounds very light and dainty. As we all know, there is nothing light or dainty about it. It also needs to come flavored with ANYTHING. Our nurses mix it with the blue powerade and add ice to make it a little eaiser for the patients to drink.
Aug 1, '12Quote from redhead_nurse98!good one i'm still lol... :dwe had to stop calling our computers on wheels "cows" because some visitor got offended and complained because she heard "get that cow out of the hallway" lmao....now they're wows, workstations on wheels...how upscale
Aug 1, '12EKG thingie=stickie ,
MOM and cascara=brown cow,
bed pads=chux even though we went to cloth ones that worked great-still chux,
report sheet/shift notes=my Brain,
my pen= NOT YOURS,
LOL on floor slip and slide in room #___,
computer charting=building in the box thing,
multiple tubes in one person=all these "wires"
team nursing with a partner=double-timing the patients (a great concept-LOVED it)
bed that won't roll=Yugo with a flat
Aug 1, '12The fish bowl= Admissions
The hole= Triage
Bucky= our doctor
Code Shakespeare= Drama
Code Charlie (Sheen)= Cray person on premises
Big Bertha= Big Bed Side Commode