non hospital approved abrevations. - page 9

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   arkgolfer
    When a vent alarm goes off, we check the F A B C's:

    Fecal bag, then airway, breathing...

    it's much easier to reintubate than replace fecal bag!
  2. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    TTET- Taking the eternal train
    KOHD- Knocking on heavens doors
    DNR- Do Not restart (saw that on a 17 yrs old chart called Dr and that what he said it was) Needless to say HN had a word with him.
    CSE- Call(Consult) somone else
    GFA-Get family away
    LLS-Lost last screw
    AAAx3- Awake Alert Aggitated
    Those are what I recall
    Still Love ***** though it fits so well.
    Zoe:roll
  3. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by ITSJUSTMEZOE
    TTET- Taking the eternal train
    KOHD- Knocking on heavens doors
    DNR- Do Not restart (saw that on a 17 yrs old chart called Dr and that what he said it was) Needless to say HN had a word with him.
    CSE- Call(Consult) somone else
    GFA-Get family away
    LLS-Lost last screw
    AAAx3- Awake Alert Aggitated
    Those are what I recall
    Still Love ***** though it fits so well.
    Zoe:roll

    I like the Do not Restarat! LOL I added these to my ever growing list. :chuckle
  4. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Code Pink- Dr b%^%$ing at the Nurse.
    Code Brown- an unfortunate occurance
    Working a Code Brown- Short staffed
    Code Red with chunks- GI bleed active
    Code Brown MD- no need to explain
    DGBN- done gone bad now
    ICDN- Imaculate conception delivering now (for those who cant be preggers)

    Just a few
    Zoe
  5. by   RNFROG3
    In our Er we have those who are RBS and RRBS-real bad sick and real, real bad sick. and a new code word that expresses the F word without getting in trouble SCARECROW- means I hate this f%^$ing place" reserved for nights when hell has broken looose and all you really want to due is get out of there!
  6. by   Jay-Jay
    In the community, we have HDD...Hospital Dump Day (Friday). It's the day they clear all the hospital wards and send the patients home so they can cut back on nursing staff over the weekend.

    Being real cynical here, because research has shown that Friday is the worst day to be sent home from hospital. Instructions don't get given properly, MD's aren't available over the weekend, and a much higher percentage of patients wind up being re-admitted.
  7. by   YukonSean
    High Velocity Lead Therapy; that is hilarious! I am in hysterics reading these. Many of these abbreviations and acronyms are common here, e.g. FLK, FOS, CYB or CYA charting, and of course, my whole ward has now adopted "Code Brown", because I use my desire to avoid such things as the standard rationalisation of why I do psych rather than med-surg. I also see AOB (alcohol on board) and HBD (has been drinking). A couple of personal favourites are those recommendations for Greyhound Therapy (i.e., put patient on a bus to anywhere else but here), or for a referral to the Jerry Springer Show (this usually applies to patient and family together, and I think is self explanatory)!
  8. by   catrn10
    One of my favorites from er days..BOBFOS- reserved for big ole babies,full of sh**
  9. by   patadney
    I had a friend who worked ICU nocs-used to ask for a serum porcelain level-to see if they were a crock! Than another nurse told me she was glad a certain pt had been transferred out as he was "gettin froggy" on her-said he was "fixin to croak!"
  10. by   altomga
    :roll Glad to see that almost all these are used universally. At my place of employment when we get a D.U.M.P. from another hospital it is a

    DESIRE TO UPGRADE MEDICAL PROGNOSIS...:chuckle

    That way the other facility can move them to us. Usually it ends up b/c the pt and/or family was a P.I.T.A.!!

    We also have the 4 W's...whiny, witchy, white, woman!!

    Keep them coming....I've been laughing my A$$ off!!:roll
  11. by   dspring
    I like ART myself. Assuming Room Temp.
    keep them coming people these are great
  12. by   BJNurse
    One of our doctors refers to Propafol as "Milk of Amnesia", I've also gotten report from ER on "TSTL" patients..too stupid too live
  13. by   JWaldron
    Ones I have run into and love:

    SAS = SubAcute Stupidity (hasn't killed you yet, but it's probably going to)
    DSS = Dying Swan Syndrome (for the drama queens)
    ECU = Eternal Care Unit (or) Ward X
    and one which isn't an abbreviation, but a piece of equipment, the "Loon Mallet", a special (imaginary) hammer for hitting loonies on the noggin.

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