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- Jul 31, '12 by GitanoRNi just remembered at ed, when a doctor orders blood to be drawn of a pt. we draw "the rainbow"= all the colors of blood tubes.
- Jul 31, '12 by GrnTeai went to school in the east and worked in the west for 15 years. then i came back. guerneys went back to being stretchers, patient gowns went back to being johnnies. dmis went back to being imis. or maybe i have that backwards.:d
on the west coast, it's an-jih-nuh; in new england it's an-jye-nah. i got funny looks on both coasts until i adapted to the local pronunciation, so i got to the point where i would say, "it's an-jih-nuh or an-jye-nah, depending on whether your doctor went to stanford or harvard."
if it's ice cream and milk all whipped up in the blender it's a frappe, not a milkshake, if you're in new england. and it's jimmies, not sprinkles, on your sundae.
it's not coffee milk, it's a cabinet, if you're in rhode island.
- Jul 31, '12 by Reigensucker and string suction vacumm and suction catheter
- Jul 31, '12 by redhead_NURSE98!We had to stop calling our computers on wheels "COWS" because some visitor got offended and complained because she heard "Get that COW out of the hallway" LMAO....now they're WOWs, workstations on wheels...how upscale
- Jul 31, '12 by DesireeRN2011Quote from redhead_NURSE98!Yep us too.We had to stop calling our computers on wheels "COWS" because some visitor got offended and complained because she heard "Get that COW out of the hallway" LMAO....now they're WOWs, workstations on wheels...how upscale
- Jul 31, '12 by CreamsodaQuote from 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.
Haha I love that " Eternal Care facility", I'm gonna start using that. A term I heard recently now that its summer...weve been getting a lot of business from the "stroke boats". elderly cruise ship folks havin strokes left right and centre haha.