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Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 7

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  anon456 profile page
    J-tips or "rocket ships" are given before IV sticks on the peds patients
    Everything is a bandaid, even a central line dressing.
    No-no's are the stiff arm restraint devices.
    red robins are the Robinson brand straight caths
    IV's are called "straws"
    Sometimes we call g-tubes tummy straws.
    We try to say "change your pants" instead of diaper on the older kids, or briefs.
    We have lots of "frequent fliers" on our floor, chronic kids
  2. Visit  al586 profile page
    Here's a few I often hear at work...

    Walk in Clinic = Doc-in-a-box
    Fall matts = landing strips
    30 ml plastic cup = shot glass
    Nasal cannula = nose hose
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  3. Visit  nursefrances profile page
    Quote from rangerlil

    A quick bedbath is "pits and bits"
    One of my nursing professors called this a "Ho" bath. It always made me laugh when she said this.

    Someone mentioned banana bags. I also like iron sucrose IVPB bags. A few of us call this "Soy Sauce". I picked this up from an ER friend. The first time he handed me the bag and said here's your soy sauce, it made me laugh and now that is what it is called.
    How about the IV extension tubing when starting an IV, some call them pig tails, some of us just describe it and don't know what to call it.
    Sometimes I call something a "doo-hicky" or a thing-a-ma-bob". And then I say, "yes, that is a medical term."

    I like this thread, thanks for the laughs.
    Last edit by nursefrances on Aug 11, '12
  4. Visit  FurBabyMom profile page
    I always called the tubing things J loops when I started IVs.
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  5. Visit  aprilkimberly profile page
    Quote from LifesAJourney
    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.
    You're hospital needs to get with the times! Ours has come with flavor packets for years. They also started calling it NuLytely, not sure if that's any better though.
  6. Visit  applewhitern profile page
    Airplane bath. I'll let you figure it out!
  7. Visit  illcleff profile page
    Liquid Lounge= place where intoxicants are held in the ER.
  8. Visit  marycarney profile page
    Cave of Wonders >>> PYXIS room
    CountessB and Hygiene Queen like this.
  9. Visit  SuzieeQ profile page
    I think this one is common...
    Top hats for toilet urine collectors.
  10. Visit  SuzieeQ profile page
    Quote from Jo Dee
    Anyone ever refer to the hospital mesh panties as 'Victoria Secrets'?
    We called them fishnets! lol
  11. Visit  teeniebert profile page
    Quote from rangerlil
    A quick bedbath is "pits and bits"
    I've also heard PTA, for pits plus t&a...not tonsils and adenoids, the other t&a!
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  12. Visit  Clementia profile page
    "Moon boots" for sequential compression devices.
  13. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
    Quote from Clementia
    "Moon boots" for sequential compression devices.
    We have moon boots that are actually padded "booties" used to protect patients' heels.