Why are they called, "Chucks?" - page 4

Why are they called "Chucks?" And can't we use a more appropriate and universally understood name for, "Chucks?" Laypeople usually have NO idea what a "Chuck" is. Having to describe them by... Read More

  1. by   hppygr8ful
    I always thought it was because you chucked them when you were done with them.
  2. by   djh123
    "At Chux, we don't take our business - or life - too seriously. Problems and setbacks are always met with a shrug of the shoulders and an 'Aw, Chux', and we get back to work."
  3. by   Kitiger
    Quote from Scottishtape

    I call them Covidian pads now in the hospital setting, because that's the manufacturer who makes them.

    Nobody knew what I was talking about when I called them chucks haha

    I had to look up 'Covidian'.

    We always used chux. Now, many of my clients just call them 'blue pads'. That's as descriptive as we need to be in the homes.
    Last edit by Kitiger on Jan 3
  4. by   hurricanekat
    Quote from brownbook
    I am laughing so hard, thank goodness I always have a chuckle handy.
    I actually read this wrong and read "chuckle candy".... ya'll are too funny!!
  5. by   sevensonnets
    Nah, not an sharp eye, Davy, it was just right there staring me in the face. You can't slip an extra N past Sonnet; she used to be a proofreader in her wild and crazy days, and second-place winner of the National Spelling Bee in seventh and eighth grade. Sonnet's still got it!
  6. by   XB9S
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Nope, that's a clink!!
    No sorry, a clink is a prison

    In fact one of the "clinks" in Wales has a restaurant open to the public called The Clink. 😁
  7. by   Insperation
    I try to use them often to help my CNAs so they don't gossip about me in the camera room :/
  8. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from Pixie.RN

    I read Chucks to mean Chuck Taylors, like the shoes
    . Chux I would know. Our cabinet label for the HUGE chux says "trauma pad." It's whole-body-sized and very absorbant!
    I opened the thread thinking the same thing!!!
  9. by   Tenebrae
    Quote from Farawyn
    Now, Klone, we all know that a tink is the first drop of pee that hits the toilet...
    Nooo thats a tinkle
  10. by   Tenebrae
    Quote from Davey Do
    They come in different flavors you know.

    We call those chex here
  11. by   amoLucia
    Quote from Pixie.RN

    I had one heck of a time when I was creating shelf labels in our trauma room, because I "grew up" in healthcare in a different region than where I work. Things like pigtails, caps, locks, INTs ... different meanings!!

    I read Chucks to mean Chuck Taylors, like the shoes. Chux I would know. Our cabinet label for the HUGE chux says "trauma pad." It's whole-body-sized and very absorbant!
    Don't forget Christmas Trees!
  12. by   applewhitern
    We don't call them Chucks or Chux. I haven't heard them called that around here in 30 years.
  13. by   Orca
    Quote from elkpark
    Same as "Band-aid" and "Kleenex," a brand name that has, over time, become a general term for the items, regardless of who manufactures them.
    Like Xerox, to describe any copier.