New Glossary Feature - Glossary Terms needed - page 2

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  1. by   prmenrs
    mob=mother of baby
  2. by   nilepoc
    go look at my non-hospital aproved abreviations thread in humor
    link to abreviations
  3. by   debbyed
    ERT -Emergency Room Tech. In addition to regular tech duties they start IV lines, draw labs, do EKG's. Do all the casting and splinting, transport monitored (and non-monitores) patients and generally make the rn's life so much better.
  4. by   zumalong
    We have a form we call the PMO-15 (piss me off). It sounds official--but we all know what it means.
  5. by   betts
    AAMOF as a matter of fact
    BBFN bye bye for now
    BFN bye for now
    BTW by the way
    BYKT but you knew that
    CMIIW correct me if I'm wrong
    EOL end of lecture
    FAQ frequently asked question(s)
    FITB fill in the blank
    FWIW for what it's worth
    FYI for your information
    HTH hope this helps
    IAC in any case
    IAE in any event
    IMCO in my considered opinion
    IMHO in my humble opinion
    IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion
    IMO in my opinion
    IOW in other words
    LOL lots of luck or laughing out loud
    MHOTY my hat's off to you
    NRN no reply necessary
    OIC oh, I see
    OTOH on the other hand
    RSN real soon now
    SITD still in the dark
    TIA thanks in advance
    TIC tongue in cheek
    TTYL talk to you later
    TYVM thank you very much
    WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
    <G> Grinning
    <J> Joking
    <L> Laughing
    <S> Smiling
    <Y> Yawning
  6. by   prmenrs
    One abbreviation that flumoxed me fresh out of school:

    nmn=no middle name

    silly, I know, but it really bugged me then.
  7. by   prmenrs
    Oh, and don't forget

    ttfn--ta ta for now (from Tigger in Winnie the Pooh)
  8. by   wolfox
    Gomer-get out of my ER
    FLK- funny looking kid (probable birth defect)
  9. by   PhantomRN
    FLB----"funny looking beats"



    CM-- case management

    CCM---Certified case manager
  10. by   roden58
    EN/DIV 2 Enrolled nurse/Division 2 nurse Australian

    RN/DIV 1 Registered nurse/ Division 1 nurse Au.
  11. by   goats'r'us
    LTC. I've seen it used a lot around the site, and i haven't the slightest idea what it means!
  12. by   Nurse Ratched
    (LTC = long term care i.e. nursing home, also possible referred to as a SNF - skilled nursing facility, or ECF - Extended Care Facility.)

    Keeping up the geri stuff - LOL is not only laugh out loud, it's also Little Old Lady.
  13. by   Youda
    Some I haven't seen mentioned yet:

    UAP = unlicensed assistive personnel
    CMT = certified medication technician
    CMA = certified medication aide
    r/t = related to
    amb = as manifested by, also ambulate
    WC = ward clerk, also water closet in U.K.
    d/t = due to
    pt = patient if in small letters, PT physical therapy in caps
    res = resident, a term used for a patient in a LTC
    admin = on this BB usually refers to management-type people, administrators
    suits = same as above
    OMG = Oh, my God!