Need help with the lingo

  1. Hi. First semester ADN. I need assistance deciphering the meanings of two phrases, please. I looked in the books and on the net, but couldn't find anything helpful.

    1. "3 way pressures"
    2. "Preop on call to OR"

    Any clues would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Kirbi
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  3. by   Fraggle
    Preop on call to OR means they don't have a scheduled time to be taken to the OR. So you have to be ready b/c they could call in 15 minutes, or 6 hours. So you call and ask when they think it might be. And they tell you they have no idea. So you push to see if they can at least tell you am or afternoon. Then you try to plan since you're worrying about NPO status, any pre-medications and other orders in relation to a procedure that could happen at any time.




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    Hi. First semester ADN. I need assistance deciphering the meanings of two phrases, please. I looked in the books and on the net, but couldn't find anything helpful.

    1. "3 way pressures"
    2. "Preop on call to OR"

    Any clues would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Kirbi
  4. by   landonsles
    Three way pressures could mean orthostatic blood pressure. You take the BP lying, sitting and standing to see if pt is suffering from orthostatic hypotension. (Blood pressure drop upon standing)
  5. by   kirbi
    Thanks Fraggle and landonsles!
  6. by   CardioTrans
    When I worked in the OR "preop on call to the OR" meant that if the MD has ordered any medications (valium, versed, reglan etc) prior to surgery that it is to be given when the OR calls to say they are coming to get the patient.
  7. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from CardioTrans
    When I worked in the OR "preop on call to the OR" meant that if the MD has ordered any medications (valium, versed, reglan etc) prior to surgery that it is to be given when the OR calls to say they are coming to get the patient.
    Usually on medication records. Where did you see the terms, OP?

    NurseFirst
  8. by   kirbi
    Quote from NurseFirst
    Usually on medication records. Where did you see the terms, OP?

    NurseFirst
    It's on a skills assignment on documentation. We're given "commonly used phrases" that we're supposed to translate into standard English.

    Kirbi

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