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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
  2. 208 Comments

  3. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
    for # 3, i conquer we call it the same "patches" for the electrodes, however, for # 6 we call it "nipple" for the 02 connector
    jsepark119, whichone'spink, jadelpn, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
    "Blue sucky thing" for a bulb aspirator.
    SilleLu, twinkletoes53, jsepark119, and 9 others like this.
  5. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    Cool. "Nipple" is definitely something I haven't heard before hahaha!
  6. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    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!
    Kiki/Neonatology, AmyRN303, and tiararf like this.
  7. Visit  marycarney profile page
    Ativan = Vitamin A
    bsc3377, K23RN, Nurse J1112, and 22 others like this.
  8. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    I totally agree! Is there by chance "Vitamin H" for Haldol?
  9. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
    Propofol= milk of amnesia
    Nurse J1112, 1wellnessnurse, albs75, and 21 others like this.
  10. Visit  FurBabyMom profile page
    "Big boy (girl) pack and play" - net bed
    bsc3377, E.niles, Creamsoda, and 6 others like this.
  11. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    Massager = SCDs
    ICUman, Nurse J1112, and E.niles like this.
  12. Visit  AshleyO77 profile page
    Prune Juice and Milk of Mag= poop cocktail
    vintagemother, Nurse J1112, jrbl77, and 7 others like this.
  13. Visit  LifesAJourney profile page
    Brains = report sheet
    slewandowskirn, Nurse J1112, maire, and 10 others like this.
  14. Visit  applewhitern profile page
    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.