Terms we will not admit to using - page 15

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   teeniebert
    I heard a co-worker describe someone's leadership style as 'mushroom management' the other day...keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em **** (manure)!
  2. by   ozoneranger
    FTD=Fixin' to die.

    4F-female, fat, fertile & forty (gall bladder)

    ATS - Acute Thespian Syndrome (the patient is faking illness)

    UDI - "Unexplainable Drinking Injury"

    Faecal Encephalopathy= **** for brains
    Last edit by rn/writer on Dec 1, '09 : Reason: Changed mixed word to all ****
  3. by   beachmom
    I thought the 4F's for gallbladder pts. were "fair, fat, forty and fearful."
  4. by   morte
    Quote from beachmom
    I thought the 4F's for gallbladder pts. were "fair, fat, forty and fearful."
    fair, fat, flatulent, and forty
  5. by   chelynn
    The assisted living where I worked had a real tight group of night girls. We always used to joke about so and so needing some "pillow therepy"
  6. by   Bill E. Rubin
    Quote from chelynn
    The assisted living where I worked had a real tight group of night girls. We always used to joke about so and so needing some "pillow therepy"
    A colleague of mine used to say he was going to administer the PTT (pillow tolerance test).
  7. by   Bill E. Rubin
    A colleague used to say he wanted to administer the PTT (pillow tolerance test).

    Quote from chelynn
    The assisted living where I worked had a real tight group of night girls. We always used to joke about so and so needing some "pillow therepy"
  8. by   Fuzzy
    I work in vet med so I have heard some of these plus we have our own.
    CTD=circling the drain
    DIC=death is coming
    CDrD=call Dr. Deere (tractor to remove dead horse, cow or other large animal from stall)
    GLO=good looking owner
    CLO=cute looking owner
    @=owner is crazy
    ADW=ain't doin' well
    NMP=needs more prednisone (last ditch effort)
    ODS=owner drug seeker
    PD= poor dog
    PC=poor cat
    SOS=stupid owner symdrome
    blue juice/koolaid=blue euthanasia solution
    pink juice/koolaid=pink euthanasia solution
    giving a little micheal=propofol
    4FU=4 fingers up=dead
    4FD=4 fingers down=alive
    FLB=funny little beats
    PFAM=pray for a miracle
    N$=no money
    give a "cookie"=IV or IM sedation
    TTTF=too terrible to fix
    HBC=hit by car
    TBT=trashed by truck
    GTL=go to the light
    HD=happy dog (no manners)
    HDT=happy dog tail (broken tail from slamming it on the walls or in the kennel)
    WIWGN=wish it would go now
    MC=mean cat
    OOCK=out of control kids
    CRS=can't read sign (yapping on cell phone in the exam room)

    And I have others at work

    Fuzzy
  9. by   Bill E. Rubin
    Sorry for the double post... for some reason, when I post replies on my blackberry, I don't get any feedback that the post actually happened.... it just kind of sits there in limbo.:imbar
  10. by   MissJulie
    I currently work in a pain management office, and we often have to dismiss patients for various reasons. These things could range from a "dirty" u/a to "doctor shopping." Well, if we know ahead of time that we'll be dismissing someone, a post-it note is put on the chart with the following tag:
    DOADNPGDNC200
    Dismiss On Arrival Do Not Pass Go Do Not Collect 200 (dollars)

    Hey, it works for us!

    Oh, and we have a habit of putting a drawing of an eye on a post-it if we're watching the patient because we have a suspicion of them doing something illegal.
  11. by   Vikingkitten
    Some of mine:
    HSLT- High Speed Lead Therapy (from a chart I saw when I was on Active duty)
    DFO-Done Fell Out.
    DFOIC-Done Fell Out In Church.
    SPAK- Status Post A** Kicking.
    CODS- Cause of Death, Stupidity.
    Geosphere- Dirt Ball.
    HARM- Human Attempting to Reach Maker.
    Chrome Induced Ischemia- Chest pain after being arrested/handcuffed.
    HDST- High Dose Slap Therapy.
    DBI-Dirt Bag Index(see tooth-tatoo ratio)
    Law of Innverse Worth- the more worthless to Society the person is, the more
    Trauma they can survive without sequela.
    and my favorite--- SOCMOB-Standing on the Corner Minding own Business.(usually occurs shorly before being shot, stabbed, beat up by "some Dudes".)

    "and now for something completely different!"
  12. by   sevensonnets
    CTD: circling the drain.
  13. by   HappyBunnyNurse
    Stop and Drop -- mother shows up (usually with no prenatal care) in VERY advanced labor.

    Needs to go see Jesus ---- baby has no hope; should be let to pass peacefully

    DFO --- done FLOPPED out; baby has suddenly become limp and unresponsive

    Splash Down -- baby born in a toilet

    A cover-up --- linen needed to changed but the previous nurse just put a blanket over the spit-up, urine, etc

    Buggerectomy ---- removing a "Bugger" from a baby's nose or back of mouth

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