Terms we will not admit to using - page 10

You all have heard of them and of course we never actually use any of these terms but somehow they are there and everyone knows them....... There the "unofficial" abbreviation list like ... Read More

  1. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from ssouthernyankee
    i agree dutchgirlrn, as a parent of a 25 weeker who is now 7 years old and in perfect health, i think i would have ripped someone's head off had i heard any comments like that. i pray that anyone who would say such a cruel thing never has to experience the pain of having a micro preemie.
    i'll second that. how much did your baby weight when born?
  2. by   ssouthernyankee
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    I'll second that. How much did your baby weight when born?
    She weighed 1lb 3 ozs. was in NICU for over 3 months, had some developmental delays for first few years but now you couldn't tell she had ever been ill a day in her life. She is still a little on small side but then again so am I lol. For any NICU nurses out there I can't tell you how much I admire you and what you do everyday it takes a very special person to do such heartbreaking work, all of the nurses who sat at her bedside day after day will always hold such a special place in my heart. I am in nursing school now but I can honestly say I could never work NICU.
  3. by   lorilou22RN
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    Gorked, snowed (for those quiet folk)
    Corked (for those constipated folk)
    In need of a celestial transfer (for those should be dead folk)
    Inbred (you know for those special folk)

    PS guys love all the others.

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    Last edit by sirI on Feb 21, '08
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from ssouthernyankee
    She weighed 1lb 3 ozs. was in NICU for over 3 months, had some developmental delays for first few years but now you couldn't tell she had ever been ill a day in her life. She is still a little on small side but then again so am I lol. For any NICU nurses out there I can't tell you how much I admire you and what you do everyday it takes a very special person to do such heartbreaking work, all of the nurses who sat at her bedside day after day will always hold such a special place in my heart. I am in nursing school now but I can honestly say I could never work NICU.
    Well God bless you and your little girl.
  5. by   sarah_bellum
    I haven't seen my favorite,

    BMW club (*****, moan & whine)

    This applies to doctors and other nurses (on a bad day, I can confess I have belonged to this club and been a charter member)

    Just curious, what does Gomer mean? I have heard this and I think I know what it means but I'm not sure....
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Feb 22, '08 : Reason: concealed profanity
  6. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from sarah_bellum
    I haven't seen my favorite,

    BMW club (*****, moan & whine)

    This applies to doctors and other nurses (on a bad day, I can confess I have belonged to this club and been a charter member)

    Just curious, what does Gomer mean? I have heard this and I think I know what it means but I'm not sure....
    I read it in a book a long time ago. It means "Get Outta My Emergency Room."
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Feb 22, '08 : Reason: referenced edited post
  7. by   paxpax
    A doc once told me that "WNL" really means "We Never Looked"
  8. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from paxpax
    A doc once told me that "WNL" really means "We Never Looked"
    LOL! that is a good one!!
  9. by   Bella36RN
    TTU - Tummy Tore Up
  10. by   sarah_bellum
    I heard a cute one from a paramedic yesterday.

    I live in St. Louis, we have the largest Bosnian population in the US.

    HUBCAP

    (Healthy, Urban, Bosnian, Child, Anxious, Parents)

    The Bosnian families I have dealt with tend to hover over their children (I'm not sure if this is a cultural thing or 1st gen thing)
  11. by   rn/writer
    Quote from sarah_bellum
    I heard a cute one from a paramedic yesterday.

    I live in St. Louis, we have the largest Bosnian population in the US.

    HUBCAP

    (Healthy, Urban, Bosnian, Child, Anxious, Parents)

    The Bosnian families I have dealt with tend to hover over their children (I'm not sure if this is a cultural thing or 1st gen thing)
    If this term is used to mean that it is common for Bosnian families to be very attentive, and concerned about their children and it helps clinicians not to take offense or become irritated, then it seems okay. If it actually morphs into an expression of annoyance or a negative judgment, that's not so hot.

    And there is always the danger of ascribing a particular expectation to a group and missing or dismissing something crucial. It's important to look beyond the "hovering" label and truly listen to any parent who is concerned. Yes, the hovering might exist, but it might be attached to a kid who is very sick. Whether the kid is basically healthy or truly ill, the parental hovering would probably look exactly the same. That's one way a label (for all its handiness) can become a camouflage or a trap.
  12. by   Silkybo
    crackacardia....the arhythmia caused by too much cocaine
    whackacardia....the (apparent) arhythymia caused by patient masturbating
  13. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from Silkybo
    crackacardia....the arhythmia caused by too much cocaine
    whackacardia....the (apparent) arhythymia caused by patient masturbating
    This is funny!!
    How about smackacardia, caused by ticking off people once too often and getting smacked.

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