non hospital approved abrevations. - page 2
so what are some of the abreviations used informally in your institution to describe patients. there are the old ones from Samuel Shems book "House of God" GOMER get out of my ER... Read More
Nov 21, '01Here's one that our ER docs developed:
PSS- positive suitcase sign
That is for those patients who show up in the ER with their suitcases all packed and ready for admission to the hospital, no matter what there diagnosis may be.
Nov 21, '01some more I remembered while working tonight.
I tach, when the patient lays there screaming i yai yai i yai yai
Our doctors have one that tells them when the ICU patient is ready to leave the unit.
The half and full Acapulco the half is when the patient has their hands crossed behind their head while in bed, and the full is when the hands are behind their head, and their feet are crossed, as if laying on the beach in Acapulco.
oh yeah and then there is when you arrive at the code, and the patient is DRT (dead right there).
Nov 21, '01When I was in school doing my OR rotation, the anesthesiologist pointed out to me the "positive O sign". The patient was on the table, out, with his mouth open.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
Nov 21, '01LOL!! I forgot about the O sign. One of our surgeons also talks about the Q sign! That is with your tongue hanging out of one side of your mouth. The Q sign goes along with DND, damn near dead.
Nov 21, '01My new favorites are docs who are "Consultologist". No matter what type of pt they have, they always have 2 or 3 other docs requested for consults.
Nov 26, '01This one from pediatrics: FLK = Funny Looking Kid, for a kid that's not normal, but has no recognizable medical or genetic disorder.
FLK's sometimes have FLP's - Funny Looking Parents!
P.S. Howling with laughter as I read these. The Big Bird cartoon nearly gave my hysterics! Just don't show it to your wee ones !
Nov 28, '01How about WHUSHH...wind her up, send her home.
Working in L&D..."are you having tuna for lunch, or did we just get a new admit?"
OTD...out the door
FFOB...fine father of baby
I'm too sleepy to think of any more....hee hee
Nov 28, '01well, the best one for me is always LMAA, no I wrote it correct!
In German this means: leck mich am Arsch, need a translation? OK
Kiss my a$$.
So first time I saw, LMAO, I thought, wow, people have a very rude attitude here! Till I learned that this meant something absolutely different!!
Take care, Renee
Nov 28, '01BOB - bowels on the brain (especially seniors who talk of nothing else)
FLK - funny looking kid