Terms we will not admit to using - page 14
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
Feb 25, '09Quote from diane227TATD: too annoying to die.TSTL: too stupid to live.
Mar 23, '09I work on a cardiac unit. Sometimes we say...
Get the magnet. (for the pacemakers)
Mean...I know. It's all about the coping skills. lol
Mar 24, '09Quote from ann1978We used to talk about a 'horrendoplasty'. This was an abdominal procedure that went horrendously wrong, with almost every complication you could name happening.How about a foreverplasty? Refers to all the cases the "known slow surgeon" does!
Mar 25, '09Quote from VivaLasViejasCranio-rectal inversion (head up one's @$$)
The first time I heard that one was on an episode of Third Watch (now off the air) and the "victim" of a car accident claimed he was "hurt and paralyzed" but was moving around! The EMT's asked another EMT what was the problem and the EMT replied "the vic has rectal-cranial inversion!" :chuckle
Mar 25, '09From the OR/ER:
"_______ SUIT syndrome"
Something Up In There - fill in the blank with the orafice of choice
as in "we've booked a FBR (foreign body removal) for a Rectal SUIT coming from ER"
Apr 22, '09Quote from tj_medic_rnwe call that the wads (weak and dizzy syndrome) we also use gtfo for "get the f&*$ out". or how about spotas, "i spota be at work tomorrow, can i get an excuse?"here is one that we used alot on the ambulance,
wadao pronounced (wa-day-oh)
weak and dizzy all over
for those that can't figure what is wrong with them..
Nov 6, '09Here's a few...
Percussive maintenance - the sharp tap/bang which cures faulty equipment
PNR - person needed ride i.e. called ambulance instead of taxi
Hole-in-One - A gunshot wound through the mouth or rectum.
DFO-SFJ - Done Fell Out - Screaming For Jesus
BUNDY - But Unfortunately Not Dead Yet
COSMONAUT - Cat Owner, Smells, Made Of Nuts And Used Tampons ("mad cat lady" with poor hygiene and body odour)
Feather Count - measure of skin flakiness (e.g. high feather count)
Nov 7, '09"Logorrhea" to describe a person who talks way too much.
Logos is the Greek word for "word."
rrhea, as in diarrhea.
I heard a nurse describe a patient to the on-call doctor. Pt. had limited understanding. She said the pt. was "a little short in the higher elevations."
Nov 30, '09Going in the chile or she/he'll be in the chile soon
The morgue is very close to the cafeteria. The meat in the chile always looks strange. And some of the cafeteria workers are a bit... different.