Nursing terms - page 2

After reading the thread about disgusting stuff that happens to us (thanks by the way LOL) It reminded me of the terms we use to bring levity to otherwise hideous situations. My favourite at the... Read More

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    When one of our residents passes away, we say s/he has been transferred to the ECF (Eternal Care Facility). Which is nicer than what they used to say in the ER where I used to work: "Hey guys, the dude in room 9 just got a call on the bone-phone."
  2. by   ?burntout
    Some of the single gals at work use this one:

    CODE F

    Means-good looking man on the unit!!!

    :imbar :chuckle
  3. by   globalRN
    on the neuro unit : vegetable patch( room full of comatose patients)
  4. by   kmchugh
    If we had an area of comatose patients, we referred to that area as the garden. Bath time was when we "watered the garden."

    Kevin McHugh
  5. by   Mattigan
    Our cafeteria serves this chicken/noodle dish we call Chicken Emphysema- Liiks like it's held together with sputum. They also have a disgusting "Placenta Pie" - something with custard and cheeries and looks gross.
  6. by   Rottie1
    YUK! Placenta pie!? I don't think I will be eating any chery pies anymore!
  7. by   whipping girl in 07
    We still use the green dye in our tube feeding, so when those tube feeders sh*t, we refer to it as a code GREEN.

    The worst part is, we have these stupid color codes on the back of our name tags, and code green is some sort of disaster (weather alert, I think). But we ICU nurses know what a code green really is.
  8. by   whipping girl in 07
    Oh, yes, my friend who used to smoke would always refer to the loogies she coughed up in winter as "lung butter." And she's an accountant!:roll

    Our comatose vent patients we call TW&F (turn, water & feed).
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    i have clients with DDS...that would be dying duck syndrome...imagine fluttering arms, "oh..oh...im dying...oh oh..i cant breathe..oh ..oh....do my inahler for me..i can't, im too weak.... oh look..price is right is on..."
  10. by   donmurray
    British nurses "pop" everything and every where! they pop pillows behind your head, pop your medication on your table, pop you into the bath, pop out for a "second" (a nursing second can last anything from a few seconds, to the rest of the shift!) Pop you back to bed, etc. etc.
  11. by   canoehead
    DDS. Oh I am laughing! I knew there must be a technical term for that condition.

    When we're out of coffee it's a CODE BROWN.
    Skin care is referred to as a "turn and baste"

    Used to get ice cream from the cafeteria and put strawberries and chocolate sauce on it until it started to remind me of a bad OB night. Yucky.
  12. by   Eric01
    Another joint military/nursing one is SNAFU: Situation Normal, All F***ed Up.
  13. by   amy
    hemocult developer = the juice, heme juice or poop juice

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