Terms we will not admit to using - page 9
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
Nov 7, '07PNEUMOCEPHALUS- air head.
instead of saying "sweaty palms" you say "palmoplantarhyperhydrosis"
Feb 10, '08Quote from nratchetThose patients go on the facility's Do Not Re-admit list, or as we call it "The DNR list"For those working in Nursing home management
Law suite waiting to happen= Family members who walk in with
cameras, complain about everything, hate all the staff
and have had their loved one in every nursing home in
the area before yours was stupid enough to accept them.
Feb 10, '08One of my faves is MP "malignant personality" or the phrase "enjoys ill health".
Instead of "circling the drain", I heard an ICU nurse say "he's not on the bus but he's got the correct change".Last edit by azhiker96 on Feb 10, '08
Feb 12, '08If we could use this therapy...I think our frequent flyers would suddenly find another hobby!!!
Feb 12, '08hypohygiene - needs to stand a bit closer to the soap when showering
hypohydrocodonemia - drug seeker
FOBS - coming in by ambulance from local bar...Fell Off Bar Stool
Positive suitcase sign - family brings grandma in to ER, "Not feeling well" and they expect her to be admitted
The Gold Card - medicaid
Tooner - mentally ill as in "Loony Toons"
Feb 13, '08Quote from fergus51Wow, I don't like that one at all. Who would really be so crued as to actually use it?
CTF Cletus the fetus (those 23 weekers parents expect us to save)
Feb 19, '08Here are a few:
The Q sign (pt has tongue hanging out the side of their mouth)
The O sign (pts mouth open)
ADR (Ain't Doing Right)
In need of a callbellectomy.
Family needs to be discharged.
In need of TLC (Thorazine, Lorazepam, Compazine).
Needs a Darwin Consult.
AmyLast edit by ElvishDNP on Feb 19, '08 : Reason: TOS for language
Feb 20, '08Quote from dutchgirlrni 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.wow, i don't like that one at all. who would really be so crued as to actually use it?