non hospital approved abrevations. - page 4

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

  1. by   prmenrs
    Many. many years ago, our hospital was the county hospital. One day the ER received a pt w/ a map in their hand from the hospital to which they had originally gone to ours--entitled "Disposition of UnManageable Patients". D.U.M.P.

    :eek :rolleyes
  2. by   Capricat
    When I worked in an ED in Kentucky, we had pts come in with SKSS. (Southern Kentucky Sinking Spells) which is very similar to an AFF or Alabama Flopping Fit.
    The pinnacle of the O sign Q sign series is the "dotted Q" (open mouth, tongue hanging out and a fly on the tongue.
  3. by   NurseDennie
    WSD - Won't stay dead.


  4. by   Agnus
    After hanging up after a phone call to report somthing to a doc one nurse came up with DKDC. Doctor knows doesn't care.
  5. by   kmchugh

    Sick as s***, probably gonna die.

  6. by   micro
    Vitamin A ativan now and prn for patient, family and stafffg!!!!!
  7. by   tirramisue
    my favorite for confused patients:
    CCFCCP-coocoo for cocoa cocoa puffs
  8. by   Huganurse
    TFB = Too F'n Bad
  9. by   2ndCareerRN
    One we use for many of our frequent fliers, always a migraine, always allergic to compazine, toradol, inapsine, all PO NSAID's,
    .....well you get the drift.

    PRBS: positive ray ban sign, always wears sunglasses, even when put in dark room!
  10. by   ERNurse752
    I like goat rodeo...means something was really messed up.
    "Man, that code was a freakin' goat rodeo!"
  11. by   jules-RN
    I love this one: DNR/DNI - do not run, do not investigate.

  12. by   AlabamAlum
    These are great. Someone needs to compile this into an article for Jocularity.
  13. by   cbs3143
    We saw many of the abbreviations posted as well as a few not here. The paramedics were the best at using them, and would sometimes include them in the radio report prior to the patient's arrival. Gutsy guys.

    One that we heard too often was ABD = Acute Bath Deficiency.

    Another that was politically incorrect was NWB = Negative Wallet Biopsy.

    We also had a patient arrive with acute "Flea bite iss", one of our perpetually intoxicated frequent fliers.