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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CKPM2RN

CKPM2RN, ASN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience. 330 Posts

On the topic of words for "dead".

I learned early in EMS to say "Dead". Because in the confusing flurry of activity and people's belief that CPR always results in a person sitting up and looking around the room, if we said anything unclear at all, it would be taken wrong. 

Nurse Beth, MSN

Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho. Has 30 years experience. 151 Articles; 2,731 Posts

When I was a nursing student a pediatrician documented 

"FLK"

anyone know what that is?

heron, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 50 years experience. 3,431 Posts

5 minutes ago, Nurse Beth said:

When I was a nursing student a pediatrician documented 

"FLK"

anyone know what that is?

Funy-looking kid

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 20 years experience. 4 Articles; 4,643 Posts

On 8/12/2022 at 6:56 PM, Emergent said:

Discharged to the Eternal Care Unit...

There's a classic book called "The Giver" (Don't watch the bad movie!) Where people are "Released to Elseware" after they have outlived their usefulness.

Davey Do

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years). Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 10,136 Posts

On 8/13/2022 at 5:26 AM, Davey Do said:

FLK: Funny Looking Kid

 

2 hours ago, Nurse Beth said:

When I was a nursing student a pediatrician documented 

"FLK"

anyone know what that is?

 

2 hours ago, heron said:

Funy-looking kid

Heh.

subee, MSN, CRNA

Specializes in CRNA, Finally retired. Has 50 years experience. 4,285 Posts

6 hours ago, Nurse Beth said:

When I was a nursing student a pediatrician documented 

"FLK"

anyone know what that is?

We would quietly whisper FLK in the OR when a baby was born and an unknown syndrome was suspected.  It was just a term of "something's not right here."  My favorite was when a really obnoxious patient signed themselves out out AMA.  Our term was patient signed out AAYOYO...adios, a*#%@%le, you're on your own.

BeatsPerMinute

BeatsPerMinute, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 8 years experience. 326 Posts

Currently favor MuFKR

heron, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 50 years experience. 3,431 Posts

31 minutes ago, BeatsPerMinute said:

Currently favor MuFKR

Me, too … he’s adorable - like a Filipino elf!

Luv2Hike

Luv2Hike

Specializes in Pediactrics. Has 17 years experience. 2 Posts

We used "FLK" = Funny looking kid, working in peds.  

CKPM2RN

CKPM2RN, ASN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency. Has 5 years experience. 330 Posts

My husband came up with this one years ago:

Frequent User of Critical Resources.

We never use the acronym, we just say the whole phrase.

whalestales

Specializes in Nursing Student. 301 Posts

Re: celestial discharge

We used discharge to Jesus

ViolettaCCU

ViolettaCCU, MSN

Specializes in Cardiac ICU. Has 22 years experience. 137 Posts

Funny thing, lately I have noticed the scribes using acronyms...such as CTOH - CT of the head, and BRBPR - bright red blood per rectum. Any new ones you've come across?