Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 6
by LifesAJourney 90,024 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
- 0Jul 31, '12 by LifesAJourneyI'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!
- 10Jul 31, '12 by Dana1969B52 = 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
- 2Jul 31, '12 by RNsRWeAnyone 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.
- 0Jul 31, '12 by AshleyO77Quote from LifesAJourneyOh 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.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.