Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 10

by LifesAJourney

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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... Read More


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    Quote from Clementia
    "Moon boots" for sequential compression devices.
    We have moon boots that are actually padded "booties" used to protect patients' heels.
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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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    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?
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    B52 haldol 5 Ativan 2, magic peeing bag foley cath,
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    How about:Incontinent of stool = code brown
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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
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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
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    Quote from BanoraWhite
    Molly = Continence pad

    Honest I never heard it call Molly before, 2/Funny
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    Vitamin M for Melatonin, Michaels Milk for propofol, brown cow for milk of magnesia and prune juice
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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.


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