Terms we will not admit to using - page 16

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   kokology
    Buggerectomy <--- nice one hahaha

    and Feather Count - measure of skin flakiness (e.g. high feather count)

  2. by   sairin8
    Adiposity+++
  3. by   idahostudent2011
    cell by cell skin closure, for the surgeons that take forever to close -
    Last edit by idahostudent2011 on Jan 7, '11
  4. by   Lori Schubert, RN
    In our office we use the diagnosis code for rectal pain as an alert message for patients that are difficult.
  5. by   sairin8
    Quote from Lori Schubert, RN
    In our office we use the diagnosis code for rectal pain as an alert message for patients that are difficult.
    So what happens if they really do have rectal pain?
  6. by   LoneWolfRN2010
    dump and run's - when family leaves a LOM/LOL who is "acting off" and leaves as quickly as possible. Often happens around holidays.

    ABT (arms broken too) - patient comes in for something totally unrelated to their arms/hands, but suddenly they cannot feed themselves, pour water, wipe their own rears, hold urinal, etc.

    5150 - the code for someone who has been baker acted
  7. by   RNTOBE_1970
    We have used AVD=acute vistaril deficiency, Vit A deficiency=in need of some ammonia or my personal favorite, used by paramedics dropping off a patient in the ER(when describing the family) "they have acute attacka lawdy's with junctional jesus's".
  8. by   nurseclm
    One of the nurses wrote "Has ***** drainage." That was on a male patients chart. Correct is purulent. Also best I ever saw (or saddest) "Patient stopped breathing X 10 minutes. Tolerated well." Lord help us all!
  9. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    NO new order
    zero ASE- adverse effects
  10. by   Acrylic
    HIVI- Husband Is Village Idiot
  11. by   NewAggieGrad09
    One of my coworkers called all of our MRCP (mentally-retarded cerebral palsy) patients "MERPS". I, sadly, have used that term a time or two....my bad *spanks my own hand with a ruler*
  12. by   NurseVoldemort
    "Code Brown" ... you can imagine!
  13. by   smurfynursey
    what is a merp?

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