Terms we will not admit to using - page 11
You all have heard of them and of course we never actually use any of these terms but somehow they are there and everyone knows them....... There the "unofficial" abbreviation list like ... Read More
Mar 14, '08Occupation: RN in ICU Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in ICU ; From: UK ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 518; Likes: 500***** -****ed up beyond all remedy
Circling the drain
Normal for (insert name of your town) ie low intelligence
Family tree doesn't fork
Deceased pt = parcel
Mar 20, '08Occupation: RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN Specialty: ER/SICU/Med-Surg/Ortho/Trauma/Flight ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 395; Likes: 193Quote from VivaLasViejasI love this one.........it's a perfect description of my past several shifts:
"Give Marla the new admit.......she's only got five patients, she can handle it"
"Marla, the pharmacy's on 4730 wanting to talk to you about 208 (I just took this patient two minutes ago and don't even know his NAME, let alone what his usual meds are)"
"Nurse, this patient needs disimpaction, a soap-suds enema, and an NG tube STAT" (said patient being a combative, demented nursing-home resident who cannot POSSIBLY cooperate)
"Marla, you're getting two post-ops, and the patient in 222 needs 2 units of packed cells right away" (can anyone say "FREQUENT VITALS??!")
Funny old man shoveling snow, short of breath Aquireing AMI.-LOL
Mar 20, '08Occupation: RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN Specialty: ER/SICU/Med-Surg/Ortho/Trauma/Flight ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 395; Likes: 193Vitamin H- Haldol!
Mar 20, '08Specialty: Critical Care ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 89; Likes: 26IGTGP-I got to go pee
TFTB-To fat to breathe
GPO-Good for Parts only
NQR-Not quite right as in "Im not sure what this rhythm is but its NQR."
Acute Pneumoencephalopathy - airhead
Mar 20, '08Occupation: RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN Specialty: ER/SICU/Med-Surg/Ortho/Trauma/Flight ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 395; Likes: 193dilaudidemia-drug seeker/dilaudid levels low.
demerolemia-demerol levels low.
percoemia-percocet levels low.
May 22, '08Occupation: R.N. Specialty: CTICU, Interventional Cardiology, CCU ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 241; Likes: 607ok I got this one in college while getting my undergrad B.S., and it was way before I ever thought about Nursing although now I am an R.N.with multiple degrees, but I still find it so ridiclosly funny and use it to this day..F.U.P.A.=Fat Upper ***** Area, and in college years ago we used to use that saying to refer to the girls that were crazy skinny, and would insist on wearing the most skin tight pants, and had this thing below the stomach, but wasn't a beer gut, it was this thing that we couldn;t describe, and one of my 13 housemates, (yea 13 girls living under one roof and no my college did not have sorites or frats) one night in a druken rant said F.U.P.A., I said what the **** is that? She said what it was, and I think I wet my pants b/c I was laughing so hard. It had nothing to do with having kids, or loosing an extreme amt. of weight, but it had to do with anorexic college girls, bindge drinking around that time of the month wearing SKIN tight pants, which I used to be one of those anorexic college kids always bindge drinking, but never wearing SKIN tight clothes anytime of the month. And to this day sometimes I catch myself saying it, at WORK as an RN and laughing when I have to explain what it is.
Jul 19, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: Vascular Surgery ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 173; Likes: 150Alright, how about:
- Milk of Amnesia - Propofol
- Gravity Assisted Concrete Poisoning - jumped from height
- Hi 5 - HIV positive
- Urban Outdoorsman - Homeless person
- Bungee jumper - a patient who pulls on his catheter tube
Jul 19, '08Occupation: Night shift ER Charge nurse x 4 years. Specialty: 11 year(s) of experience in Medical, Pediatric and ER ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 12; Likes: 7Withdrawal -- EMS picking up a patient
Deposit -- EMS bringing in a patient
DRT -- Dead Right There
DRH -- Dead Right Here
OTD -- Out The Door
Code Brown -- You can guess this one:chuckle
TMI -- Too Much Information
Circling The Drain
"They're on their way to their Heavenly home"
"Norm-al-la-sine" -- Normal Saline (Good if you tell a patient you are giving this for pain ((with a doctors order of course)). They think it is a new pain medication. We actually had a patient (a FF) to say their pain got better :roll)
Jul 19, '08Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 1,567; Likes: 2,568Quote from RNAnnjehWe (and I assume other hospitals) have an official "Code Brown". It is a missing patient. It's posible that no nurse was consulted when these color codes were assigned but maybe- I can imagine the response to discovering one of your confused patients has gone wandering is "Oh ****"= code brown.Code Brown.....self explanatory
Nintendo Thumb.....reason why pulse ox. monitor continuously rings off
AnnjehLast edit by ElvishDNP on Jul 20, '08 : Reason: TOS
Jul 20, '08Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 1,567; Likes: 2,568Quote from CVICURN2003We usually ad a "B"- DBOV= dead body on vent.SAS = "Sick as ****" I use this one frequently
DOV = Dead on Vent, for those that we are breathing for them, making their heart beat etc....Last edit by ElvishDNP on Jul 20, '08 : Reason: editing referenced post
Jul 20, '08Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 1,567; Likes: 2,568I can't believe no one has posted JMD=as in the patient has a bad case of Japanese Monster Disease. A patient on deaths' door that has become so fluid overloaded that their sclera edema is so pronounced it looks like ping pong balls, there tongue is hanging out and looks like a large baked potato, profound facial edema- Generally a Godzila like appearance.
Jul 23, '08Occupation: Nurse Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Emergency ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 623; Likes: 544When I worked in animal medicine (before nursing), we used these terms:
DIC=Death is Coming
Peek and Shriek (for a surgery where you open the pt up, shriek because the problem is irreparable, and close them without doing anything).