Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 8
by LifesAJourney 105,411 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
- 1Aug 1, '12 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorQuote from redhead_NURSE98!Holy Somke NOW THAT"S funny!!!!!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
- 1Aug 1, '12 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorPeople who faint a church especially on the holidays....Sinkers. Triage....The Penalty Box. I've drawn many ranbows. Sputum specimens.....Goobers if suction spec Hockers if spit. Suction....Gomco (even though it was a machine once).
LOL grounder.....Little ole lady who fell.
- 0Aug 7, '12 by anon456J-tips or "rocket ships" are given before IV sticks on the peds patients
Everything is a bandaid, even a central line dressing.
No-no's are the stiff arm restraint devices.
red robins are the Robinson brand straight caths
IV's are called "straws"
Sometimes we call g-tubes tummy straws.
We try to say "change your pants" instead of diaper on the older kids, or briefs.
We have lots of "frequent fliers" on our floor, chronic kids