non hospital approved abrevations. - page 13

so what are some of the abreviations used informally in your institution to describe patients. there are the old ones from Samuel Shems book "House of God" GOMER get out of my ER... Read More

  1. by   Flora
    From working in Peds:
    GLF=Good looking father
    Where did you all get those cute animated thingys?
  2. by   nursedawn67
    ok think I got all the new ones...once again if anyone wants a copy of all the ones I have let me know.
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    When I worked inpt hospice, and a pt got flowers, I'd say "He just got an FTD bouquet."
    FTD= Fixin' To Die.

    When a doc unfamiliar w/ palliative pain mgmt would prescribe pain meds that were far too inadequate for a pt's pain and sx mgmt, (i.e. 2 Darvocet q 4h prn for CA pain) I'd say "The doc's got the pt licking a baby aspirin."

    When a family would INSIST that an actively dying pt with way-low colloidal oncotic pressure get uneccisary and often harmful IV fluids, we called it "HTF" or Hydrating The Family.

    When a doc ordered it, it was "HTD" or Hydrating The Doc.
  4. by   nursemartha
    I review malpractice cases and one of my abbreviation interpretations is WNL = we never looked.
  5. by   NurseDennie
    ooooooooh, nursemartha!! LOL

    Love

    Dennie
  6. by   sphinx
    When I was working on a vascular surgery unit, a coworker told me about a patient I'd be taking from her at shift change, saying she was a HONDA......I'm like ???? And she explained Hypertensive Obese Neurotic Diabetic A$$hole; saying that I should know that, since that described most of our patients?!

    Also, when one of our patients died, we'd say they transferred to the 9th floor. Our hospital had only 8 floors.
  7. by   nursedawn67
    Added these to my ever growing list...thanks!


    As always if anyone wants a copy just send me an email addy and I'll be happy to send it to you.
  8. by   dv8rn
    We have a particular surgeon that performs "Foreverectomies" on some of his patients. You know, removes any forever the poor soul had left.
    I know, it's sick, I'm hanging my head.....sort of.

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