Got any funny acronyms at your ER??? - page 17

Ok... So I am a part of a committee putting together a "seminar" targeting New Grads, Recent Grads and students. We are tentatively calling it "REAL Life in the ER". We are planning it... Read More

  1. by   mandymoo21085
    Shpos- Sub Human Piece Of SH#@
  2. by   mandymoo21085
    We Refer To Some Of OuR Doctors As Bob--- Big O Baby
  3. by   JessicRN
    this is not an acronym but we no longer say ETOH or drank we say "overserved'
  4. by   blue49
    An Er doc i used to work with said when he was first out of school (years ago) they used to write on the bottom of selected charts.......FOAD=f**k off and die.....Bad i know. Also one we used especially when a babe or child was brought to er, obviously not acutely ill.....they suffered from DMS=dumb mother syndrome and were there for a *well checkup*
    another we had to use too frequently was........shallow gene pool or puddle.
    a patient coming by ems.....true story, unconscious but breathing=butt breather.....

    Amber.......i do so understand your feelings and i to do not want these acronyms attached to my loved ones, but unfortunately when life stops it stops. After a few years as a nurse you will understand these stress relievers and they are not charted or said in front of anyone but peers, but do pick which peers have a sense of humor and which ones do not......and that comes from experience.

    Jessica i loved overserved,it is so PC ina great way.
    Last edit by blue49 on Apr 30, '06
  5. by   teamlewis17
    Quote from NurseFirst
    ...only it's called "Final Exit"

    The book I'm writing is Suicide for dummies.
  6. by   teamlewis17
    Quote from Krysten
    HHS=hysterical hispanic syndrome

    We use this for the ones who are crying like they just lost their loved one but came to the er for a runny nose.
    Here in the San Fernando Valley we call it HP - hispanic panic
  7. by   milky
    PITA: Pain in the A**
  8. by   blue49
    oh i forgot.......scc=suicide completion course........sorry
  9. by   sanctuary
    Anybody mention "psycho-ceramic"? (crackpot) or "Toxic sock syndrome"= smell given off by bare feet of street people.
    Last edit by sanctuary on May 2, '06
  10. by   1happygirl
    This is a great thread and all are very funny. Not ER specific, but in a hospital I worked in, the cath area and others (not especially funny, but..) crumped = deceased. I have my elderly parents & friends now using the lingo. I think that is the most fun.
  11. by   Queen of the E.R.
    To Stupid To Be Alive!!
  12. by   katrina, rn
    our favorites are:
    B & T cocktail: benadryl and thorazine for our chronic migraines that are in there EVERY DAY!!
    AAD: Acute ativan deficiency
    DRT: dead right there
    AMF: adios mother f*****
    SPS: stupid parent syndrome
  13. by   ERNurse06
    Sm - Sh*t Magnet!!