ETOHer...(and other slang)

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by Emergent Emergent, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in ER. Has 29 years experience.

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kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,690 Posts

A local nursing home which closed several years back was once cited by state for multiple nursing staff charting resident suffers from "FMPS." Legend has it one of the surveyor's questioned the diagnoses after seeing it charted multiple times  and issued a dignity cite when she found out it meant fluff my pillow syndrome. 

In the SNF I worked for we had a bulletin board in the breakroom for facility  postings, some comedian put a label on it "BOHICA BOARD." It actually lasted quite awhile before somebody took it down. That meant bend over, here it comes again

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 10,109 Posts

Acronyms I remember reading in Physician Reports back in the 80's:

FUF: Feces Under Fingernails

FLK: Funny Looking Kid

azhiker96, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU, ED. Has 15 years experience. 1 Article; 1,125 Posts

Hyperdraumademia is evident on inspection. I treat room temperature BP until it’s BP compatible with life. Most of our drunks and ODs end up MTF, metabolize to freedom. 

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 29 years experience. 2 Articles; 4,038 Posts

Brought into ER in police custody. Diagnosis: Incarceritis...

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 10,109 Posts

50 minutes ago, Emergent said:

Brought into ER in police custody. Diagnosis: Incarceritis...

Emergent, your post reminds me of something Robert Downing Jr once said:

"I'm allergic to drugs and alcohol.

I break out in handcuffs."

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 29 years experience. 2 Articles; 4,038 Posts

3 hours ago, azhiker96 said:

Hyperdraumademia is evident on inspection. I treat room temperature BP until it’s BP compatible with life. Most of our drunks and ODs end up MTF, metabolize to freedom. 

We called it "HyperDramaticus".

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 3,488 Posts

Surprised not to see the description "Walkie-Talkie" for an ambulating patient who verbalizes------ maybe sensible, maybe not. If not, speaks in"word-salad".

CKPM2RN

CKPM2RN, ASN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience. 330 Posts

LOLFDGB:  Lil old lady fall down go boom. That's a GLF, male patients are LOMFDGB.

Hyperlacrimation

Status Dramaticus

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,728 Posts

FLB: Funny Looking Beat on an EKG strip, when it looked wrong, but we were not sure what it was.

Yeah, that one was 40 years ago, hence "EKG" instead of "ECG".

CKPM2RN

CKPM2RN, ASN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience. 330 Posts

3 minutes ago, Kitiger said:

FLB: Funny Looking Beat on an EKG strip, when it looked wrong, but we were not sure what it was.

Yeah, that one was 40 years ago, hence "EKG" instead of "ECG".

I use that one. I also use EKG. Because I'm old. 

NightNerd

NightNerd, MSN, RN

Specializes in CMSRN, hospice. Has 8 years experience. 1,129 Posts

On 8/9/2022 at 12:30 PM, MelEpiRN said:

I hate the term 'expired'. Food expires. I prefer to use 'celestial discharge'. 🙂

Had a coworker get spoken to for using the term "died" (in hospice care! Not even to parents or family - to other staff members). He said he might as well start saying they crossed over with John Edwards.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,581 Posts

8 hours ago, CKPM2RN said:

I use that one. I also use EKG. Because I'm old. 

I still say EKG. Long timers know what I'm talking about