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- Aug 1, '12 by Esme12Quote 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
- Aug 1, '12 by Esme12People 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.
- Aug 1, '12 by FlyingScotWe called triage "b#$ch in a box" because after a few hours it was hard to be nice.
- Aug 7, '12 by anon456BBG-- it's a nasal aspirator that we hook up to suction for our babies who are congested. BBG is the real name of the product and is on the packaging. I found out it actually stands for Baby Booger Grabber and was invented by some nurses.
- Aug 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
- Aug 11, '12 by al586Here's a few I often hear at work...
Walk in Clinic = Doc-in-a-box
Fall matts = landing strips
30 ml plastic cup = shot glass
Nasal cannula = nose hose