Common nicknames for hospital items. - page 5
Just wanted to see if the nicknames we call certain items are the same names you guys call them lol. I work in the midwestern region. Examples include: 1.) "Bubblier" for humidifier 2.)... Read More
Jul 31, '12Occupation: pulling patients back from The Light Specialty: pulling patients back from The Light ; From: US ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 10,813; Likes: 25,307Quote from jadelpnOurs was known as the nurse on wheels!Vitals signs machine--Nurse on a stick
Jul 31, '12Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 2,993; Likes: 9,763Warm prune juice, MOM, a shot of strong coffee: Crappachino
Jul 31, '12Occupation: pulling patients back from The Light Specialty: pulling patients back from The Light ; From: US ; Joined: May '05; Posts: 10,813; Likes: 25,307Anyone here ever had to describe a butt decubitus in report as a crater?
How about the fact that report also might involve describing a bowel movement as Yoohoo, soft-serve, a malomar, chocolate pudding or a Lincoln Log? Kinda made you want to skip those snacks, lol....
A bedside commode was sometimes a Port-a-Potty.
Jul 31, '12Specialty: ER ; From: CA ; Joined: Dec '10; Posts: 18; Likes: 5Sometimes a diagnosis is: F.O.S. = full of "stool"
A quick bedbath is "pits and bits"
Jul 31, '12Occupation: nursing Specialty: 36 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 1,354; Likes: 3,353FLK - Funny looking kid. Actually used in charts for newborns with certain facial characteristics. This was 30+ years ago.
Vitamin V= valium We gave a lot of it IV in dialysis
Too tired to think of more!
Jul 31, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Telemetry; CTSICU; ER ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 54; Likes: 80yeah we do crystal light lemonade as a mix with go lytely usually
Jul 31, '12Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 43; Likes: 55Quote from LifesAJourneyOh my this reminds me of a story. When I was still a nursing assistant (now I'm an RN), one of my pts was taking golytely for her colonoscopy which was the next day. She was going so frequently, and so VIOLENTLY, she actually had a seizure while she was on the commode. It was insane.You just reminded me about something with GoLytely. I do wish the company would change the name to reflect the product more accurately. GoLytely sounds very light and dainty. As we all know, there is nothing light or dainty about it. It also needs to come flavored with ANYTHING. Our nurses mix it with the blue powerade and add ice to make it a little eaiser for the patients to drink.
Aug 1, '12From: US ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 3; Likes: 5Where I work, MIlk of mag + Miralax mixed in prune juice is a Boom Boom Pow.
Aug 1, '12Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 2,358; Likes: 3,117Quote from redhead_nurse98!good one i'm still lol... :dwe had to stop calling our computers on wheels "cows" because some visitor got offended and complained because she heard "get that cow out of the hallway" lmao....now they're wows, workstations on wheels...how upscale
Aug 1, '12Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298EKG thingie=stickie ,
MOM and cascara=brown cow,
bed pads=chux even though we went to cloth ones that worked great-still chux,
report sheet/shift notes=my Brain,
my pen= NOT YOURS,
LOL on floor slip and slide in room #___,
computer charting=building in the box thing,
multiple tubes in one person=all these "wires"
team nursing with a partner=double-timing the patients (a great concept-LOVED it)
bed that won't roll=Yugo with a flat
Aug 1, '12Joined: Jul '12; Posts: 26; Likes: 53"princess glove" = arm sleeve to keep the LOL's from ripping out their IV's
Aug 1, '12Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Adult ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 170; Likes: 146The fish bowl= Admissions
The hole= Triage
Bucky= our doctor
Code Shakespeare= Drama
Code Charlie (Sheen)= Cray person on premises
Big Bertha= Big Bed Side Commode