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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ladedah1

ladedah1, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience. 91 Posts

We have a lot of contract nurses where I work right now... that said, it's been a lot of fun learning all the interesting practice tips and terminology they bring with them from allover the country.  I about died of laughter when I heard people calling the Purewick (for those who haven't heard of this before, it's an external catheter device for female patients) a "Cooter Canoe" or "Crotch Rocket."  We've historically called it the "banana" ... but "Cooter Canoe" ?  Way better! 🤣🤣🤣

Ioreth, ADN, RN

Specializes in Ortho-Neuro. Has 3 years experience. 184 Posts

CAAH = Confused as all hell. Pronounced with a heavy Texan accent "CONfused as awl hayel"

I had to start calling SCDs "Leg Squishers" because more than one patient thought I was calling them STDs!

This is a little specific to our equipment, but we use a male external catheter that has a sticker that goes on the penis in the shape of a flower with petals. Several of the CNAs have called this a "flower" as in "Does the patient need a flower?" Took me a little while to figure that one out.

The patients often have interesting names for a Pure Wick, which is the female external catheter. I've heard them call it a dildo, hotdog, pee sucker, but most often a Pee Wick.

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 10 years experience. 3,131 Posts

On 8/14/2022 at 1:39 PM, hppygr8ful said:

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.

I LOVE that book!!  I usually never watch movies of books that are extra special because they never do justice to the book. Jurassic Park is one of those. Never saw the movie because the book was so good. 

 

Kitiger, RN

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

On 8/27/2022 at 3:25 PM, Ioreth said:

I had to start calling SCDs "Leg Squishers" because more than one patient thought I was calling them STDs!

SCD: Doctor of Science? Sudden Cardiac Death?

Your hint, "Leg Squishers" has me stumped.

Lust4life

Lust4life, BSN

Specializes in Justice ⚖️ Nursing. Has 16 years experience. 56 Posts

On 8/13/2022 at 3:58 AM, Hoosier_RN said:

CCFCCP= coo coo for coco puffs. We had a Dr that used to write this occasionally as a dx, when they were definitely in that category. We all know the pt 

Especially working in dialysis! Whewww 😆 

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 11,205 Posts

6 hours ago, Kitiger said:

SCD: Doctor of Science? Sudden Cardiac Death?

Your hint, "Leg Squishers" has me stumped.

Sequential compression device.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,587 Posts

19 hours ago, Lust4life said:

Especially working in dialysis! Whewww 😆 

This was years ago in ICU, bug it does apply to dialysis as well

azhiker96, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU, ED. Has 15 years experience. 1 Article; 1,126 Posts

On 8/13/2022 at 12:20 PM, Emergent said:

We called it "HyperDramaticus".

I’ve also sometimes called it Status Dramaticus. It can be addressed with the appropriate IM med depending on pt Hx.