Terms we will not admit to using - page 17

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   MEDICJOHN
    TITRATE TO SILENCE!!!!!!
  2. by   MEDICJOHN
    If I can hear you screaming "I cant breath"....you can breath!!!
  3. by   nursekimbo
    Quote from fergus51
    TPTP To posh to push (Generally associated with FMPS)
    CTF Cletus the fetus (those 23 weekers parents expect us to save)


    I have a lot that would probably get me banned from the bb!

    As a nurse and the parent of a '29weeker' who received world class care, i find your cletus the fetus extremely callous and offensive. where's your empathy? that's no joking matter, viable fetus or not.
  4. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Microdeckia (as in not playing with a full deck)

    '11 and a half old pence' i.e. not quite the full shilling
  5. by   NurseVoldemort
    FLK (Funny Looking Kid) i.e. nothing medically wrong with the kid, but looks like there should be a diagnosis to expain it!
  6. by   morte
    Quote from Adrea
    FLK (Funny Looking Kid) i.e. nothing medically wrong with the kid, but looks like there should be a diagnosis to expain it!
    some times preceded by UM
  7. by   nurseclm
    FLK was used to also describe strange looking faces. We often believed there was some medical diagnosis to explain this and often there was such a genetic explanation. But sometimes the parents showed up, and we no longer thought the child was FLK.
  8. by   kool-aide, RN
    SC (Stank Crotch)
  9. by   nurseprofile123
    My cat's vet told us they use "WK" on charts, as in, "Will Kill" This is reserved for the pets that go beyond biting.
  10. by   MEDICJOHN
    hyopativania
  11. by   MEDICJOHN
    Cletus the fetus...good one!!!
  12. by   MEDICJOHN
    Not sure if anyone listed CTD....circling the drain when a patient is on his/her way to heaven.
  13. by   RN in training
    BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAhahaha!! may i just say that i begin nursing school this fall and i've begun studying the small NOVEL of abbreviations that we should be familiar with when we start clinicals...i will be sure to add some of these to that list now thanks!

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