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British/Irish Nurses working in the US

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by UKPedsRN UKPedsRN (Member)

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I used to work in the US years ago, and now I am trying to put together a list of terms that we commonly use in the UK, but have a different name in the US.

Please think of as many as you can and list them.

Also, Blood sugar monitoring - can you confirm that generally the conversion is to multiply/devide by 17?

Thanks!

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suehp has 20 years experience and specializes in Stroke Rehab, Elderly, Rehab. Ortho.

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BM (Stix)is Blood Glucose in the UK but it means bowel movemnt in the USA!!!

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RGN1 specializes in med/surg.

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NPO in the US v NBM in the UK - meaning that our UK Nil by mouth abbreviation become no bowel movement in the USA. That one tickles me!

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suehp has 20 years experience and specializes in Stroke Rehab, Elderly, Rehab. Ortho.

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PLaster in the UK is bandaid in the USA!! I still have trouble with that one!!! LOL

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