Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 3

by LifesAJourney 89,976 Views | 190 Comments

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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    Yay, glad to see some other places use the christmas tree tern too haha! We also say chucks and big boy/girl beds. Sometimes with the oximizer, the patients refers to it as a "mustache."
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    Sorry, I'm compulsive "faces" should be "faves". I hate this iPad autocorrect!!
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    At my hospital they call cnas pcts, unless you are a nurse tech.
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    Mom juice - Warm prune juice and milk of mag
    Moon booties - Heel proctetor booties that are huge and fluffy
    Fire Hydrant - Pt after taking GoLytely or Mag Citrate
    Terminal turner - Pt on their last leg and turning them will kill them
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    At my hospital they call cnas pcts, unless you are a nurse tech.q
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    You just reminded me about something with GoLytely. I do wish the company would change the name to reflect the product more accurately. GoLytely sounds very light and dainty. As we all know, there is nothing light or dainty about it. It also needs to come flavored with ANYTHING. Our nurses mix it with the blue powerade and add ice to make it a little eaiser for the patients to drink.
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    I always call GoLytelY-- GO LOT LY!!! The bowl containers for large stool specimens-cool whip bowls.
    Vital sign machines- ROSIE or R2D2
    MOM and prune juice- brown cow
    CODE Brown- massive BM
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    For #6 I have heard it called a tree thing, green O2 thing and a nipple nut all in the same facility. Nipple nut still makes me giggle!
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    Quote from ddunnrn
    It's a bit tangential to the topic, but I remember back 30 years ago when I was a nurses' aide, the nursing home I worked in had "nourishments" before the residents went to bed. It has always been a pet peeve of mine when people use pretentious language when simpler words would do--it's a SNACK, not "nourishment" also, out of curiosity, how many different terms for "nurse's aide" are in use around the country? One of my faces is "Patient Care Technician"' which sounds like they should be carrying around a toolbox with screwdrivers and foley cath bags.
    Ours are officially Personal Suport Workers.
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    :spin:Ours are officially Personal Suport Workers.----- LOL
    Ok, i confess, bad week, tired and this truly hit me funny... kinda like jock straps? I apologize.........


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