Terms we will not admit to using

  1. 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

    FLK Funny Looking Kid
    or
    Craft syndrome - Can't Remember A Flippin' Thing
    PFO - clean version - Potted (Drunk) and Fell Over
    AHD - Acute Haloperidol Deficit

    Or the pseudomedical jargon for describing patient peculiarities i.e.

    Mononeuronis Asynapsis

    Acute Pneumoencephalopathy (thanks TeeitupTom)

    Acute Hyponicotaemia (busting for a cigarette)

    Does anyone know anymore??

    Okay can anyone add to this list
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Cranio-rectal inversion (head up one's @$$)

    TSTL (Too stupid to live)

    TMB (too many birthdays)

    GOK (God only knows)

    :chuckle
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    FMPS Fluff My Pillow Syndrome

    TTFN TaTa for Now . . . just watched a Tigger movie with my toddler.

    Too tired to think . . . .

    TTFN

    steph
  5. by   hoolahan
    ***** F'd up Beyond All Repair

    PIA...do we really need to define that one? I think it's universal! lol

    BOHICA...Bend Over Here It Comes Again, as in when you get a bad assignment, have a rotten night, or just plain old get dunped on big time

    NFW No F'ing Way, as in NFW I will work in a hospital that expects me to buy smokes or assist a pt to smoke.
  6. by   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!
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from hoolahan
    BOHICA...Bend Over Here It Comes Again, as in when you get a bad assignment, have a rotten night, or just plain old get dumped on big time
    I love this one.........it's a perfect description of my past several shifts:

    "Give Marla the new admit.......she's only got five patients, she can handle it"

    "Marla, the pharmacy's on 4730 wanting to talk to you about 208 (I just took this patient two minutes ago and don't even know his NAME, let alone what his usual meds are)"

    "Nurse, this patient needs disimpaction, a soap-suds enema, and an NG tube STAT" (said patient being a combative, demented nursing-home resident who cannot POSSIBLY cooperate)

    "Marla, you're getting two post-ops, and the patient in 222 needs 2 units of packed cells right away" (can anyone say "FREQUENT VITALS??!")

    ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! :angryfire
  8. by   my2sons
    :chuckle I've been known to call a few cute residents DILFs.
  9. by   Stitchie
    FOS -- Full of ahem, Stool
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from my2sons
    :chuckle I've been known to call a few cute residents DILFs.
    OK, I'll bite.......what the heck are DILFs?
  11. by   EMTI19
    LOL - little old lady
    FLB - when you are having a hard time interpreting the cardiac monitor - funny little beat
    FF - frequent flyer
  12. by   critcarenurse16
    Quote from Stitchie
    FOS -- Full of ahem, Stool
    I saw this one in the surgeons progress notes-he didn't mean stool either!
  13. by   critcarenurse16
    GOMER- get out of my ER:chuckle
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    DAS--dumb as ****

    ERNOBW--Engine Running, No One Behind the Wheel

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