Do you have a "pet name" for those patients who just drive you all nuts? - page 2
I think we all have those patients...you know, the ones who come in all the time, who really aren't the sharpest tacks, who just never seem to get it, who never bathe, who scare little children when... Read More
Dec 5, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 30We'll usually say to another RN, "You're boyfriend/girlfriend is here visiting you again", or, "You're bf/gf wants you" when they ask to see a nurse.
Dec 5, '02Occupation: RN in Nursing Education; House Supervision; Editor RNdex Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 427; Likes: 9There was one I referred to as bellowing like a wounded warthog, all the time.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,482SKOS - special kind of stupid
Also, too stupid to live, or to a lesser degree, too stupid to thrive.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: emergency room nurse Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 132; Likes: 3FNJ - F%&$ing nut job
Dec 10, '02Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 26,949; Likes: 44,637TOTL--too old to live
GOMER--get out of my emergency room
PITA--pain in the a$$
*****--****ed up beyond all recognition (these folks usually came in from bar fights)
Dec 10, '02Occupation: Hospice clinical director Joined: May '02; Posts: 2,873; Likes: 26Mine were already posted, but carolladybelle...your "special kind of stupid" just cracked me up.
Dec 11, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,276; Likes: 42"The Adams Family." Everybody sing:
"They're creepy and they're spooky, they're all together spooky.."
Dec 26, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy Ya'll
from deep in the heart of texas
Well heres a few............................................... .......
LOLNAD= little old lady no acute distress
SNKS= snotty nosed kid syndrome
BBB= bubbled brained bimbo
BBBBB= bleached blonde bubble brained bimbo
LTL= low testosterone level
HH= Hystericus Hispanicus also know as the aye yiyi yi yi syndrome
AJS= acute jailitis syndrome
PNP= poops n pukes
BY= bubba yup, any bubba thats a yuppie wannabe
BFS= beware flasher syndrome
CB= code brown
IWDS= I want drugs syndrome
INOB= in need of bathing
and there is a whole bunch more, and these od course never get documented anywhere.
doo wah ditty
Dec 26, '02Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49One of my psyc patients used to call me Barney. Said I was big and purple and looked like him. It worked for me LOL.
Dec 26, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 30hahaha, teeituptom, those were hilarious! gotta remember those, esp the AJS! do you guys get APOWWs? i love being APOWW queen (one time i had 4 APOWWs at the same time!!!) and that's not including the police priority pts in the police room. gotta love a county hospital.
Feb 26, '03Occupation: RN in E.R. Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 110; Likes: 8One doctor used to describe an unusual child as a FLK= Funny Looking Kid
Our ER attracts its share of playactors, usually women. We call them "Drama Queens" They are the ones who are quiet until a family member (or several) arrives. Then, the real acting begins.
We had one come in last night, a 40-ish woman, who brought her own audience of daughters and nieces. The girls were sweet, but played completely into the hands of the patient. They came out one by one, or in twos to voice the newest complaint that poor, fainting 'Mama' had added to her list. 'She's in pain...(moaning loud enough to be heard in EVERY room)...coughing (explosively during a med-neb treatment)...doubled over ...(grasping her belly, climbing out of bed, hobbling around the room moaning like an old cow with all 5 family members following)....vomiting (the doctor caught her with her finger down her throat).... worried...(for good reason, after all of that!).... the list goes on....vision is failing,,,spots before her eyes.....can't stand up....(etc).. When they left the room, there went her audience, so she quieted right down.
Sure, sure, just sign the DC papers. You can pick up your Oscar on your way out the door!!
Feb 26, '03Occupation: RN Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Emergency Room/corrections ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 450; Likes: 40well we all know what GOMER is, so I wont say any more about that. We have frequent flyers, PIA's, and some who are just plain nucking futs. LOL
we also have SK's (sick kids) and SPS (stupid parents syndrome)
Feb 26, '03Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49If they were confused we called them whombats.......sounds terrible I know.