Got any funny acronyms at your ER???

  1. 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 from a humorous perspective.

    I have the task of ED "Definitions"
    You know...
    "DDK"=Dead Doesn't Know it
    "Code Brown"=No explanation needed...I hope!


    Got it??!!??

    So if anyone has some funny ones...please post them so I can include them in my "lecture"

    Thanks!


    Also, any funny "Nurse Calls"
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07 : Reason: TOS
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    GOMER=Get Out of My Emergency Room (said of our frequent flyers)

    LOLFOF=Little Old Lady Found On Floor (a common occurrence)



    CTD=Circling the Drain

    T&S=Treat and Street (a runny nose that suddenly becomes an emergency at 4 AM)
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
  4. by   soniblvn
    Quote from mjlrn97
    GOMER=Get Out of My Emergency Room (said of our frequent flyers)

    LOLFOF=Little Old Lady Found On Floor (a common occurrence)


    CTD=Circling the Drain

    T&S=Treat and Street (a runny nose that suddenly becomes an emergency at 4 AM)
    TSTL = TO STUPID TO LIVE
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
  5. by   kat911
    TOBASH- Take out back shoot in head.
    FDGB- Fall down go boom
    WADAO- Weak and dizzy all over :chuckle
  6. by   anniesong
    CRS = Can't Remember X (for our change in mental status pts)
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07
  7. by   talaxandra
    PFO - pissed (drunk) and fell over

    BND - bloody near dead
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07 : Reason: TOS
  8. by   DaisyRN, ACNP
    We have a few... of course, I have been at work all day and now cannot remember all of them. I will get back with ya after I talk to our "genius" at work at making these up... *lol*

    Here's a couple:
    DFO = Done Fell Out
    WR = Wheelchair Rollover
  9. by   staceylynn
    DOV - dead on vent
    Vit. A- ativan
  10. by   Dixielee
    FTD...fixin to die

    OTD...out the door...as in where the patient is going

    MERB...this patient has achieved MERB (maximum emergency room benefit).

    LOLNAD....little old lady, no acute distress
  11. by   staceylynn
    how nobody is on live chat?
  12. by   JVanRN
    PITA= Pain in the A$$
  13. by   URO-RN
    FLK...for funny looking kid.
  14. by   needsmore$
    "hypovistarilemia"-condition where a patient has low serum vistaril level (ie-crazy!!)



    'pid shuffle'--- a gait assessment tool

    'foosh'ed- fall on outstretched hand--mechanism of injury for ue injuries

    anne
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 10, '07 : Reason: TOS

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