Nursing terms

  1. 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 moment?

    Lung custard = phlegm

    Anybody got any others?
  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   adrienurse
    Originally posted by kurtz
    Lung custard

    too funny to reply too lol
    I had one in mind until I read yours lol and mine just fell out my brain lol
  6. by   nursenoelle
    we refer to boogies as "yum-yums" from an alzhiemers pt.
  7. by   aj1973

    my favourite at the moment is:code brown - a warnng to other staff that we are dealing with a large smelly revolting bed full of poo!!:roll

  8. by   nursenoelle
    LOL code brown will use that one @ work in the dementia unit!lol
  9. by   JonRN
    We used to say a very sick pt. that died in ER jpfrogged meaning just plain f###ing ran out of gas.

  10. by   Dplear
    When I worked the Er we wrote on the board for self inflicted trauma: TFSTL (Too F**king Stoooopid To Live)

    was not very politically correct but after awhile it is soooo true

  11. by   Uptoherern
    An old one: PFBUNDY ( pretty f***ed, but unfortunately, not dead yet.)
  12. by   TheLionessRN
    CTD (circling the drain)
  13. by   RN from OZ
    We have a private room for the dying patient which we refer to as " The departure suite "
  14. by   StuPer
    A joint Military and Medical one I`ve heard is similar to erdiane`s... *****.... f***** up beyond all relief