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- Jul 31, '12 by jadelpnBlue underpad--Chux
- Jul 31, '12 by jadelpnVitals signs machine--Nurse on a stick
- Jul 31, '12 by VivaLasViejasThis is fun! Here in the West, we have Christmas trees, gowns, frequent flyers, and transfers to the ECF (Eternal Care Facility) after they've CTD'd (Circled The Drain). Patients with cannulas have their O's on. When they're 'bound up', we give 'em a Hot Slider (warm prune juice mixed with MOM or Lactulose and 2 pats of butter). GoLytely is "the atomic laxative". Heel protectors are "booties", bibs are "clothing protectors", adult diapers are "briefs", and we "turn and baste" bedbound, incontinent nursing-home residents. The thing we use to catch urine in the toilet is a "hat", but if we have to catheterize someone who can't pee, we "drop a Foley".
There's more but I can't think of them right now.
- Jul 31, '12 by jjones435Or leg squeezers lol
- Jul 31, '12 by abiklagsthe hospital for clinicals used chucks, scuds (SCD-sequential compression device), dropped NG tubes.
- Jul 31, '12 by NayRNwe too have "sliders" -although I like to add a little apple juice to improve the MOM, prune juice and margarine. I suppose this could be a gourmet slider?
A "slug" is a patient who acts like one when otherwise capable of actually moving.
"celestial discharge" (self-explanatory)
many patients find "hat" a humorous term.
I'm sure there are more...
- Jul 31, '12 by Hygiene QueenFoley bag= "Bag of Gold".
- Jul 31, '12 by opossumI call the SOMA bed "mosquito netting".
I also had a pt (WWII navy vet) refer to using the urinal in bed as "pumping the bilges"
- Jul 31, '12 by GitanoRNQuote from mds1in all my years of nursing i always questioned why they didn't call it go heavy!!!!! that's what my pt. in gi use to say.i always call golytely-- go lot ly!!!