non hospital approved abrevations.
- 0Nov 20, '01 by nilepocso 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
LOLNAD little old lady in no apparent distress
Then the appropriated military ones.
***** f'd up beyond all recognition
SNAFU Situation normal all f'd up
Then there are the ones I have learned since nursing school
TFBUNDY totally F'd but unfortunately not dead yet
JPFROG just plan f'n ran out of gas
AMF kind of like AMA, only Adios Mother F'r (very good for some er pt's.)
care to add some more to the list?Last edit by nilepoc on Nov 20, '01
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- 0Nov 20, '01 by NurseDennieTotally NOT approved:
PIA - Pain in A**
CD - Circling the Drain
GORK - God Only Really Knows (I think)
I loved the one I saw on this forum (from you maybe?)- "Darwin Consult"
I can't think of any more right now. I have a little page in my webpage about these - some of the real ones and some of the "ad lib" ones.
- 0Nov 20, '01 by kewlnursewe use "gomer" as a generalized term for crusty old peole, ie: we sent him to the gomer home today
Cluster F$%K- originally used in the millitary adapted to anything done by mangement
PITA Pain in the A$$
When i was 18 played on the ***** softball team, never played sober
Gorked- sedated , "that guys getting squirrly, gimme a haldol cocktail (haldol and ativan, ummm yummy) to gork him", "man she came in gorked, don't know if it's meds or if she's just a gomer"
Persoanlity disorder = a$$hole "Man that patients husband has a serious personality disorder, GORK HIM!!!"
17th floor = dead (our building has 16"