Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 6

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   GitanoRN
    i hope no one gets offended by this one, however, when one is great drawing blood or starting an iv at our place they are refer as "vampires"...me being one of them
  2. by   jadelpn
    Soaps suds enema....Triple H
    (high, hot and a heckuva lot)

    LOL squared (Little old lady landing lightly)
  3. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from gitanorn
    i hope no one gets offended by this one, however, when one is great drawing blood or starting an iv at our place they are refer as "vampires"...me being one of them
    all the phlebotomists got called vampires!
  4. by   GitanoRN
    the basin is known for the popcorn dish, the white sheets are known as fine dinning cloth, the spatula is the necessary spoon
  5. by   Jo Dee
    Anyone ever refer to the hospital mesh panties as 'Victoria Secrets'?
  6. by   Esme12
    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    We 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
    Holy Somke NOW THAT"S funny!!!!!
  7. by   Esme12
    People who faint a church especially on the holidays....Sinkers. Triage....The Penalty Box. I've drawn many ranbows. Sputum specimens.....Goobers if suction spec Hockers if spit. Suction....Gomco (even though it was a machine once).

    LOL grounder.....Little ole lady who fell.
  8. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Jo Dee
    Anyone ever refer to the hospital mesh panties as 'Victoria Secrets'?
    We call them "party panties." And sometimes, it's not just the patients who wear them........
  9. by   FlyingScot
    We called triage "b#$ch in a box" because after a few hours it was hard to be nice.
  10. by   NurseDahlia
    At the nursing home where I work, we call a fall a "change of surface".
  11. by   loriangel14
    We tactfully call the bibs for our patients that are sloppy eaters "aprons".

    When we have a patient that is close to passing we say " he has his ticket in his hand and the bus is idling at the curb"
  12. by   anon456
    BBG-- it's a nasal aspirator that we hook up to suction for our babies who are congested. BBG is the real name of the product and is on the packaging. I found out it actually stands for Baby Booger Grabber and was invented by some nurses.
  13. by   marycarney
    Quote from NurseDahlia
    At the nursing home where I work, we call a fall a "change of surface".
    Almost wet myself laughing at this one! Thanks

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