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Common nicknames for hospital items.

  1. 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 pack" for the polar pack and the original ice pack
    3.) "Patches" for tele electrodes
    4.) "Stickers" for labels
    5.) "Booties" for spenco boots
    6.) "Christmas tree" for O2 connector

    That is all I can think of at the moment. Feel free to add to the list. I am looking forward to seeing new nicknames I haven't hear before
    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 16, '15
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  3. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
    #1 4
    for # 3, i conquer we call it the same "patches" for the electrodes, however, for # 6 we call it "nipple" for the 02 connector
  4. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
    #2 12
    "Blue sucky thing" for a bulb aspirator.
  5. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    #3 0
    Cool. "Nipple" is definitely something I haven't heard before hahaha!
  6. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    #4 3
    I have to admit, I googled bulb aspirator to see what that was. If I work in your area, I would use "blue sucky thing" too!
  7. Visit  marycarney profile page
    #5 25
    Ativan = Vitamin A
  8. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    #6 10
    I totally agree! Is there by chance "Vitamin H" for Haldol?
  9. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
    #7 24
    Propofol= milk of amnesia
  10. Visit  FurBabyMom profile page
    #8 9
    "Big boy (girl) pack and play" - net bed
  11. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    #9 3
    Massager = SCDs
  12. Visit  AshleyO77 profile page
    Prune Juice and Milk of Mag= poop cocktail
  13. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    Brains = report sheet
  14. Visit  applewhitern profile page
    #12 8
    Altitude vigil: wean the vent and see if they fly. Buff and Fluff: Bath and linen change. Instant replay: Repeat admission just after being discharged.

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