Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 11

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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    uggs -rooke boots
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    We always use this one!
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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.
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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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    Quote from sapphire18
    Huh?? Molly=straight ecstasy (mdma) where I'm from, lol.
    Things that make you go Hmmm
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    B52 is 2mg ativan + 5mg haldol IM
    Coochie cocktail is 1g azithromycin powder po + ceftriaxone IM
    GI cocktail is maalox + viscous lidocaine po
    M hut is mental health treatment area
    Credo is our frequent fliers
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    Quote from Christy1019
    B52 is 2mg ativan + 5mg haldol IM
    Coochie cocktail is 1g azithromycin powder po + ceftriaxone IM
    GI cocktail is maalox + viscous lidocaine po
    M hut is mental health treatment area
    Credo is our frequent fliers
    I can honestly say that I've NEVER heard of a coochie cocktail before! Hahaha!!! That's hilarious!
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    Quote from Christy1019
    B52 is 2mg ativan + 5mg haldol IM
    Coochie cocktail is 1g azithromycin powder po + ceftriaxone IM
    GI cocktail is maalox + viscous lidocaine po
    M hut is mental health treatment area
    Credo is our frequent fliers
    coochie cocktail....
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    Where I live we call the incontenint underpads "duckies" (unsure why) when a person was incontent of stool it was a "code brown", but now code brown means a missing adult patient.
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    Quote from jdrnbsn
    Where I live we call the incontenint underpads "duckies" (unsure why) when a person was incontent of stool it was a "code brown", but now code brown means a missing adult patient.
    Maybe because the nurse caring for the missing patient has had their own code brown and after the patient is found will need to change scrubs?
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