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- Sep 1, '12 by loriangel14Really? Our code brown is a chemical spill.
- Sep 4, '12 by Honeychildwe use "christmas trees" and have frequent fliers too.Last edit by Honeychild on Sep 4, '12
- Sep 5, '12 by morteQuote from Esme12hmmm, I am in NE, and I was taught christmas tree. though "nipple conector" is prob the actual term (from plumbing, I would think). And a float is actually soda with ice cream floating in it. A "black cow" is a root beer float....a milk shake has no ice cream, a frappe is with ice cream.....lolNew 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
- Sep 9, '12 by SaoirseRNMaalox + viscous lidocaine is a "pink lady"
Liquid oral morphine or codeine are called "slurpees"
The little device that connects the secondary IV tubing to the primary set is officially called a "lever lock cannula", but way back in nursing school my clinical instructor introduced it to us as "the little yellow doomahicker"
Patient bibs are "dinner jackets"
I like to refer to wheelchairs as "chariots" and porters as "chauffeurs"