non hospital approved abrevations. - page 5

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   Doug Cameron
    Here's a few:

    One of our more colorful ER docs used to write "AMF" on the order section of the ER chart. Took us a while to catch on. Seems it was a discharge order. "Adios, Mother F......."
    He didn't actually stay very long.....

    "Vitamin H" was Haldol, IM please.

    Gazing at abodminal flat and upright films, one would nod knowingly and say "TFS". Of course, the newbie would wonder what terrible thing could cause such abdominal pain, only to learn of "trapped fart syndrome".

    In our highly Hispanic community (primarily Puerto Rican), the way (for a non-Spanish speaker) to find out if a young woman was sexually active was to hold their clenched fists out in front of them, pump back and forth a couple of times, while saying "chi chi?"

    I'm sure there's more, just mining the memory banks.......
  2. by   cmggriff
    WETSU = We eat this **** up (having a good time) Gary
  3. by   nursedawn67
    My doctor likes to kid around when people have aches and pains and say they have A.G.E. in getting older! LOL
  4. by   Zee_RN
    of course along with diagnosing TFS while gazing at an abdominal film, you can also diagnose FOS--"Full of Stool" (or S***T).
    Originally posted by night owl
    And my favorite...............FOS..............full of sh**!
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    WSD - Won't stay dead.


  7. by   nursedawn67
    hey everyone i copied most of these abbreviations if you would like a copy of what i compiled just email me at :roll :d :chuckle
  8. by   uncRN
    :chuckle cyb = cover your butt !
  9. by   Huganurse
    FLK = Funny Lookin Kid

    Yes I do peds and love all the flk's!
  10. by   Fgr8Out
    Not nearly as funny as most of the abreviations I've read, but one that had a group of nurses puzzling over all day, was written by one of our favorite surgeons...

    "SOBSS" (Staples out, benzoin, steri strip)

    This same surgeon will write for "coffee, w/o" (coffee, without), when he would let a post op have coffee, but no cream or sugar.

    Or "still liquids", or "no bubbles" when the patient may have clear liquids, but nothing carbonated.

    He writes with a vivid, fluorescent purple pen too...

  11. by   patadney
    A friend who worked in ICU referred to the Serum Porcelain test-used to check to see if the pt was a "crock" Another nurse I worked with stated a pt was "Getting Froggy" on her-that is trying to croak.
  12. by   judy ann
    OB units have unique vitamins too. We give vitamin P --- Pitocin to induce labor.

    Another one we see on "the board" is NILOTD ---Not in Labor Out The Door.

    This thread is just too funny. I'm reading it at 2:30 AM. Planned to go to bed a long time ago, but I got hooked.
  13. by   nicubabe
    My personal favorite is PPP for piss poor protoplasm. For those patients and families with questionable genetic pools!!