Terms we will not admit to using - page 14

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

  1. by   diane227
    TSTL: too stupid to live.
  2. by   anbreen
    CRIS Craniorectal inversion syndrome
  3. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from diane227
    TSTL: too stupid to live.
    TATD: too annoying to die.
  4. by   squeakykitty
    T.W.T.J.T. Totally worth the jail time.
  5. by   Queakous
    They can tell time - clock watching drug seeker
  6. by   spider11
    I work on a cardiac unit. Sometimes we say...

    Get the magnet. (for the pacemakers)

    Mean...I know. It's all about the coping skills. lol
  7. by   Jessiedog
    Quote from ann1978
    How about a foreverplasty? Refers to all the cases the "known slow surgeon" does!
    We used to talk about a 'horrendoplasty'. This was an abdominal procedure that went horrendously wrong, with almost every complication you could name happening.
  8. by   WoofyMutt80
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Cranio-rectal inversion (head up one's @$$)


    The first time I heard that one was on an episode of Third Watch (now off the air) and the "victim" of a car accident claimed he was "hurt and paralyzed" but was moving around! The EMT's asked another EMT what was the problem and the EMT replied "the vic has rectal-cranial inversion!" :chuckle
  9. by   KeyMaster
    From the OR/ER:
    "_______ SUIT syndrome"
    Something Up In There - fill in the blank with the orafice of choice
    as in "we've booked a FBR (foreign body removal) for a Rectal SUIT coming from ER"
  10. by   ladymedik
    Quote from tj_medic_rn
    here is one that we used alot on the ambulance,

    wadao pronounced (wa-day-oh)
    weak and dizzy all over
    for those that can't figure what is wrong with them..

    we call that the wads (weak and dizzy syndrome) we also use gtfo for "get the f&*$ out". or how about spotas, "i spota be at work tomorrow, can i get an excuse?"
  11. by   stripec30
    Here's a few...

    Percussive maintenance - the sharp tap/bang which cures faulty equipment
    PNR - person needed ride i.e. called ambulance instead of taxi
    Hole-in-One - A gunshot wound through the mouth or rectum.
    DFO-SFJ - Done Fell Out - Screaming For Jesus
    BUNDY - But Unfortunately Not Dead Yet
    COSMONAUT - Cat Owner, Smells, Made Of Nuts And Used Tampons ("mad cat lady" with poor hygiene and body odour)
    Feather Count - measure of skin flakiness (e.g. high feather count)
  12. by   beachmom
    "Logorrhea" to describe a person who talks way too much.

    Logos is the Greek word for "word."
    rrhea, as in diarrhea.

    I heard a nurse describe a patient to the on-call doctor. Pt. had limited understanding. She said the pt. was "a little short in the higher elevations."
  13. by   Chewie_123
    Going in the chile or she/he'll be in the chile soon

    The morgue is very close to the cafeteria. The meat in the chile always looks strange. And some of the cafeteria workers are a bit... different.

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