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- Aug 11, '12 by nursefrancesQuote from rangerlilOne of my nursing professors called this a "Ho" bath. It always made me laugh when she said this.
A quick bedbath is "pits and bits"
Someone mentioned banana bags. I also like iron sucrose IVPB bags. A few of us call this "Soy Sauce". I picked this up from an ER friend. The first time he handed me the bag and said here's your soy sauce, it made me laugh and now that is what it is called.
How about the IV extension tubing when starting an IV, some call them pig tails, some of us just describe it and don't know what to call it.
Sometimes I call something a "doo-hicky" or a thing-a-ma-bob". And then I say, "yes, that is a medical term."
I like this thread, thanks for the laughs.Last edit by nursefrances on Aug 11, '12
- Aug 12, '12 by aprilkimberlyQuote from LifesAJourneyYou're hospital needs to get with the times! Ours has come with flavor packets for years. They also started calling it NuLytely, not sure if that's any better though.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.
- Aug 12, '12 by applewhiternAirplane bath. I'll let you figure it out!
- Aug 12, '12 by illcleffLiquid Lounge= place where intoxicants are held in the ER.
- Aug 12, '12 by SuzieeQI think this one is common...
Top hats for toilet urine collectors.
- Aug 16, '12 by Clementia"Moon boots" for sequential compression devices.