Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 6

by LifesAJourney

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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    I'm glad you guys are enjoying this thread! Great responses! It's been so long since I've heard anyone referring to our mobile computers as "cows." Yes, we also call that urine/stool collector a "hat." Those "hats" can be a little complicated when we put one in a bedside commode for a stool sample. The size of it makes it impossible to send a good sample down to the lab without urine contaminating it!
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    B52 = Benadryl 50mg + Haldol 2mg
    Depth Charge = Prune Juice + Milk of Mag
    @ss-Cannon = Go-Lytely or Mag Citrate
    Twist & Shout = Q2Hours Turn Orders (at Night)
    Code Brown/Chili Bed = BM
    Vitamin H = Haldol
    Vitamin A = Ativan
    Walkie - Talkie = A Self-Care Pt
    Zombie = Any RN pulling a double shift
    Golden Moment = Inserting a foley on a pt with urinary retention
    Gas Passer = Anesthesiologist/CRNA
    Drive By Docs = AM/PM 30 Second MD Rounders
    Oscar = Pt Thank You Card
    Night Crawler = Pt trying to go AMA at night
    Day Walker = Dayshift RN
    Night Fighter = Nightshift RN
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    Quote from jadelpn
    Vitals signs machine--Nurse on a stick
    Ours was known as the nurse on wheels!
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    Warm prune juice, MOM, a shot of strong coffee: Crappachino
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    Anyone here ever had to describe a butt decubitus in report as a crater?

    How about the fact that report also might involve describing a bowel movement as Yoohoo, soft-serve, a malomar, chocolate pudding or a Lincoln Log? Kinda made you want to skip those snacks, lol....

    A bedside commode was sometimes a Port-a-Potty.
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    Sometimes a diagnosis is: F.O.S. = full of "stool"

    A quick bedbath is "pits and bits"
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    FLK - Funny looking kid. Actually used in charts for newborns with certain facial characteristics. This was 30+ years ago.

    Vitamin V= valium We gave a lot of it IV in dialysis

    Too tired to think of more!
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    yeah we do crystal light lemonade as a mix with go lytely usually
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    A turn and rub - intubated, sedated, and stable
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    Quote from LifesAJourney
    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.
    Oh my this reminds me of a story. When I was still a nursing assistant (now I'm an RN), one of my pts was taking golytely for her colonoscopy which was the next day. She was going so frequently, and so VIOLENTLY, she actually had a seizure while she was on the commode. It was insane.


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