Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 7

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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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    Where I work, MIlk of mag + Miralax mixed in prune juice is a Boom Boom Pow.
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    Quote from 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
    good one i'm still lol... :d
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    EKG thingie=stickie ,
    MOM and cascara=brown cow,
    bed pads=chux even though we went to cloth ones that worked great-still chux,
    thermometer=temper-taker,
    report sheet/shift notes=my Brain,
    my pen= NOT YOURS,
    LOL on floor slip and slide in room #___,
    computer charting=building in the box thing,
    multiple tubes in one person=all these "wires"
    team nursing with a partner=double-timing the patients (a great concept-LOVED it)
    bed that won't roll=Yugo with a flat
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
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    "princess glove" = arm sleeve to keep the LOL's from ripping out their IV's
    uRNmyway and kdtink like this.
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    The fish bowl= Admissions

    The hole= Triage

    Bucky= our doctor

    Code Shakespeare= Drama

    Code Charlie (Sheen)= Cray person on premises

    Big Bertha= Big Bed Side Commode
    fetch, uRNmyway, kdtink, and 3 others like this.
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    i hope no one gets offended by this one, however, when one is great drawing blood or starting an iv at our place they are refer as "vampires"...me being one of them
    aileenve, NF_eyenurse, and Esme12 like this.
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    Soaps suds enema....Triple H
    (high, hot and a heckuva lot)

    LOL squared (Little old lady landing lightly)
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    Quote from gitanorn
    i hope no one gets offended by this one, however, when one is great drawing blood or starting an iv at our place they are refer as "vampires"...me being one of them
    all the phlebotomists got called vampires!
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    the basin is known for the popcorn dish, the white sheets are known as fine dinning cloth, the spatula is the necessary spoon
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    Anyone ever refer to the hospital mesh panties as 'Victoria Secrets'?


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