Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 4

by LifesAJourney 105,420 Views | 200 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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    Blue underpad--Chux
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    Vitals signs machine--Nurse on a stick
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    Quote from jadelpn
    Blue underpad--Chux
    Kylie
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    This 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.
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    Or leg squeezers lol
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    the hospital for clinicals used chucks, scuds (SCD-sequential compression device), dropped NG tubes.
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    we 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...
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    Foley bag= "Bag of Gold".
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    I 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"
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    Quote from mds1
    i always call golytely-- go lot ly!!!
    in 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.
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