Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 8

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  Glycerine82 profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    New england....a Bubbler is the water fountain. It's a stretcher not a gurney. It's a Johnnie not a patient gown. It not a "christmas tree" (I'm originally from the midwest) but a nipple connector. It Guaiac not hemoccult. It's a mucous trap not Luki tube (sputum spec. for a vented patient). The Au Pair is the baby sitter. It's soda not Pop, a float not milk shake, and Jimmies not sprinkles.

    Triple H enema (high hot and a heckof a lot) and Banana Bags(IV MVI/folate?Mg detox bags). We have Vitamin H, Vitamin V and Vitamin A. We have positive samsonite signs (comes with luggage) and DBQ (dirt bag quotient).

    GI cocktail green or pink. (maalox/viscous lido/belladonna (green) or phenobarb (pink)

    Just to name a few
    Ahhhhhhhhhhh I miss new England!!!! I knew all of these !

    "No day but today"
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  2. Visit  Tarabara profile page
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    In Arizona we called feeding tubes duotubes, but here in salt lake they call them dophoff tubes (not sure if that's spelled right). What do you guys call feeding tubes?
  3. Visit  ERnurseM profile page
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    B52 haldol 5 Ativan 2, magic peeing bag foley cath,
  4. Visit  iamdolly profile page
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    How about:Incontinent of stool = code brown
  5. Visit  iamdolly profile page
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    Yep, I sure have
    That was in response to calling the mesh hospital panties "victoria's secret"
    Last edit by iamdolly on Aug 17, '12 : Reason: Post didn't end up with post I was replying on
  6. Visit  BanoraWhite profile page
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    Hippies = Hip Protector pants

    Witches Hat = Toilet urine collector

    "Lit up like a Christmas Tree" = A urine dipstick with everything showing on it

    Kylie or Bluey = Blue under pad for the bed

    Butterfly = Tape holding pt's catheter tube to their leg

    Molly = Continence pad
  7. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    Quote from BanoraWhite
    Molly = Continence pad

    Honest I never heard it call Molly before, 2/Funny
  8. Visit  resalcedo profile page
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    Vitamin M for Melatonin, Michaels Milk for propofol, brown cow for milk of magnesia and prune juice
  9. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Quote from BanoraWhite
    Hippies = Hip Protector pants

    Witches Hat = Toilet urine collector

    "Lit up like a Christmas Tree" = A urine dipstick with everything showing on it

    Kylie or Bluey = Blue under pad for the bed

    Butterfly = Tape holding pt's catheter tube to their leg

    Molly = Continence pad
    Huh?? Molly=straight ecstasy (mdma) where I'm from, lol.
    opossum likes this.
  10. Visit  JenRnCheaib profile page
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    uggs -rooke boots
  11. Visit  JenRnCheaib profile page
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    We always use this one!
  12. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    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
    Same here with ours, except we like our COWs, so they all have nametags that say things like "Buttercup" and "Bessie" on them.
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
  13. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    Quote from NurseDahlia
    At the nursing home where I work, we call a fall a "change of surface".
    We've been known to call this "floor-seeking behaviour"


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