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- Oct 11, '12 by kisziQuote from SaoirseRNI always called them alligator clips.
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"
Microclave on end of IV line : "cap". I work HH and teach pts using this term. Then when they call Triage with a problem, the nurse will be talking about the Microclave and they're like... huh?
And it may not be a nickname but I'll usually get a laugh when I call a three-way valve a "stopcock".
- Medical students and interns are called "baby docs". As in "Ya man a whole herd of baby docs showed up to the code and stood next to the bed doing nothing but making it difficult for those of us on the code team to access the patient".
Watching the attending walk down the hall followed in single file by his senior resident, junior resident, intern, and 3 or 4 med students looks just like a mamma duck followed by her little baby ducks.
We also have "chicken feet" (in Wisconsin). The same thing is called a "turkey foot" in Minnesota. I don't even know the real name for them but you attach them to an IV line port, or to the end of a central line and it had 4 ports on it. Like if you have 4 different drips going into one.
- Oops! Double post.
- Nov 13, '12 by FranemtnurseThe cooker an autoclave.
- Nov 13, '12 by Rhi007Anyone good at blood draws is called 'James'
Berocca is vitamin B
Stretchers/guerney is called a Baruch
Where the docs sit and do their thing is 'the fishbowl'
Foleys are IDC's or CDC's
- Jul 3 by finn55Where I've worked, we call the plastic urine collector that fits in the toilet, a "nun's cap". Never have figured out why, but everyone knows what we're referring to!
- Jul 3 by liebling5I'm from California, and worked in the Midwest for a while. There, the rolling laptops were called "cows". I thought it was cute, especially when I saw some with "tags" on them like "Bossy", "Bessy", "Elsa", etc.
SCD= leg squeezers
Anything I can't think of the name quickly: a "thing-a-ma-bobit" or "whatchamacallit", followed by "That's an official medical term."