MR and MOI?


I'm heading into my final semester in August (hooray!) and am doing a summer preceptorship in the ED. My little notebook is filled with notes of meds I've given, procedures I've seen/helped with, things to remember, diagnoses, etc etc. I have a couple of abbreviations written down and I'm not sure what they mean:

MOI -- is this mechanism of injury?

MR -- my notes say "MRs, traumas, STEMIs"...but I can't recall what MR stands for!

Thank you!

TrevyRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

Yes MOI = mechanism of injury

usually MR = Mental Retardation

Probably not Mitral Regurgitation or Muscarinic Receptor haha.

Definitely not Mature Ripening or Moonlight Rising :-D

I did my preceptorship in the ER in my last semester - was intense and fun! Lots more opportunity to practice physical skills and lots of assessments.

Something that helped me was to write down goals for each day and share them with my preceptor immediately so they were on the same page as me. It also puts them in the mindset that you're not just there to help them with remedial things like changing the linens and wiping the beds all day. You're there to learn and puts skills you've practiced into action.

eg. Today - look up all IV fluids and safe administration (rate, contraindications, etc), hang fluids, learn to use and troubleshoot IV pump, start three IVs. Give one IM shot (correctly, heheh). Call report and transfer patient to another floor. Complete an abdominal assessment. Start a foley cath.

Sometimes you don't meet goals because no one needs a foley that day or something, but at least if there was one, you knew you were going to jump on that opportunity. Of course, ask lots of questions and be gracious for the opportunity to do things and respectful and professional and all that good stuff.

Best of luck!

No, it's not Mental Retardation. It has something to do with codes/traumas/STEMIs.

I only have 2 shifts left so I'm being given a full patient load. We rarely do foleys (I've done 4 so far) or use the IV pump (but I've used the plum pump throughout school). I've started at least a dozen IVs, drawn labs, drawn blood with a butterfly, hung fluids, pushed tons of IV meds, given several IM injections, transferred patients, transported them to x-ray/CT, transported one to the OR trauma suite, participated in codes, assisted with several procedures (I assisted with a ventriculostomy yesterday!). I love it!


Specializes in Nasty sammiches and Dilaudid.

You might have been listening to Madison Rising (their version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" ******* ROCKS--it's every other track in my "moto" playlist for the gym) and wanted to remember the band name for later... ;)

Let this be a lesson... use abbreviations very sparingly.

Some are generally accepted like STEMI, GSW, MVC... but abbreviations can cause real trouble.

When I see "MR" I think either "medical record number" or "magnetic resonance imaging" because those are the two places that I hear people using the "MR" abbreviation.

I can't think of what "MR" might be in the context of traumas or codes.

MR wasn't my abbreviation. I heard a physician say it when giving report and I've seen it on handouts at the nurses' computer stations regarding charting. Something about "MRs, traumas, and STEMIs". I'll ask on my next shift.

I'm sure it's an abbreviation... just like STEMI is an abbreviation

Please post the answer when you get it... I'm very curious because I keep thinking on it an I can't come up with anything that fits with ___, traumas, and STEMIs.

I'm trying to think of any commonalities between our trauma codes and our STEMI codes... (I don't mean code blue, I mean that they're paged out to specific teams depending on the details... or the 'code') and all I can come up with is...

"Medical Response" except that the 'trauma codes' evoke a 'surgery response,' not a 'medical response.'

I'm really curious, now... please don't leave me hanging.

All I can think of is medical responder. Please post when you figure it out!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Could it have been EMR? Electronic Medical Record?

iluvivt, BSN, RN

Specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion. Has 32 years experience.

Was it possibly MRI?

Was it possibly MRI?

It was definitely "MR". I'll be there Tuesday and will ask what it means.