Terms we will not admit to using - page 15
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
Dec 1, '09Occupation: Camp Nurse From: US ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 576; Likes: 760I heard a co-worker describe someone's leadership style as 'mushroom management' the other day...keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em **** (manure)!
Dec 1, '09Occupation: retired Specialty: pulmonary, ortho, cardio ; Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 381; Likes: 544FTD=Fixin' to die.
4F-female, fat, fertile & forty (gall bladder)
ATS - Acute Thespian Syndrome (the patient is faking illness)
UDI - "Unexplainable Drinking Injury"
Faecal Encephalopathy= **** for brainsLast edit by rn/writer on Dec 1, '09 : Reason: Changed mixed word to all ****
Dec 1, '09Occupation: LDRP nurse Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 230; Likes: 211I thought the 4F's for gallbladder pts. were "fair, fat, forty and fearful."
Dec 1, '09Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 7,132; Likes: 7,801Quote from beachmomfair, fat, flatulent, and fortyI thought the 4F's for gallbladder pts. were "fair, fat, forty and fearful."
Dec 2, '09Occupation: LTC RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in ER, LTC, IHS ; From: MT, US ; Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 138; Likes: 150The assisted living where I worked had a real tight group of night girls. We always used to joke about so and so needing some "pillow therepy"
Dec 2, '09Occupation: RN and Software Consultant Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Neuro, Cardiology, ICU, Med/Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 379; Likes: 417Quote from chelynnA colleague of mine used to say he was going to administer the PTT (pillow tolerance test).The assisted living where I worked had a real tight group of night girls. We always used to joke about so and so needing some "pillow therepy"
Dec 2, '09Occupation: RN and Software Consultant Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Neuro, Cardiology, ICU, Med/Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 379; Likes: 417A colleague used to say he wanted to administer the PTT (pillow tolerance test).
Quote from chelynnThe assisted living where I worked had a real tight group of night girls. We always used to joke about so and so needing some "pillow therepy"
Dec 20, '09Occupation: veterinary technician or veterinary nurse (depending on what counry you're in) Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 928; Likes: 586I work in vet med so I have heard some of these plus we have our own.
CTD=circling the drain
DIC=death is coming
CDrD=call Dr. Deere (tractor to remove dead horse, cow or other large animal from stall)
GLO=good looking owner
CLO=cute looking owner
@=owner is crazy
ADW=ain't doin' well
NMP=needs more prednisone (last ditch effort)
ODS=owner drug seeker
PD= poor dog
SOS=stupid owner symdrome
blue juice/koolaid=blue euthanasia solution
pink juice/koolaid=pink euthanasia solution
giving a little micheal=propofol
4FU=4 fingers up=dead
4FD=4 fingers down=alive
FLB=funny little beats
PFAM=pray for a miracle
give a "cookie"=IV or IM sedation
TTTF=too terrible to fix
HBC=hit by car
TBT=trashed by truck
GTL=go to the light
HD=happy dog (no manners)
HDT=happy dog tail (broken tail from slamming it on the walls or in the kennel)
WIWGN=wish it would go now
OOCK=out of control kids
CRS=can't read sign (yapping on cell phone in the exam room)
And I have others at work
Dec 21, '09Occupation: RN and Software Consultant Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Neuro, Cardiology, ICU, Med/Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 379; Likes: 417Sorry for the double post... for some reason, when I post replies on my blackberry, I don't get any feedback that the post actually happened.... it just kind of sits there in limbo.:imbar
Oct 1, '10Occupation: Student/MVA Accounts Manager for Pain Management Office From: US ; Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 216; Likes: 112I currently work in a pain management office, and we often have to dismiss patients for various reasons. These things could range from a "dirty" u/a to "doctor shopping." Well, if we know ahead of time that we'll be dismissing someone, a post-it note is put on the chart with the following tag:
Dismiss On Arrival Do Not Pass Go Do Not Collect 200 (dollars)
Hey, it works for us!
Oh, and we have a habit of putting a drawing of an eye on a post-it if we're watching the patient because we have a suspicion of them doing something illegal.
Oct 4, '10Occupation: RN-OR Specialty: 33 year(s) of experience in OR, OB, EM, Flight, ICU, PACU...... ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 173; Likes: 148Some of mine:
HSLT- High Speed Lead Therapy (from a chart I saw when I was on Active duty)
DFO-Done Fell Out.
DFOIC-Done Fell Out In Church.
SPAK- Status Post A** Kicking.
CODS- Cause of Death, Stupidity.
Geosphere- Dirt Ball.
HARM- Human Attempting to Reach Maker.
Chrome Induced Ischemia- Chest pain after being arrested/handcuffed.
HDST- High Dose Slap Therapy.
DBI-Dirt Bag Index(see tooth-tatoo ratio)
Law of Innverse Worth- the more worthless to Society the person is, the more
Trauma they can survive without sequela.
and my favorite--- SOCMOB-Standing on the Corner Minding own Business.(usually occurs shorly before being shot, stabbed, beat up by "some Dudes".)
"and now for something completely different!"
Jan 3, '11Occupation: NICU From: US ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 198; Likes: 373Stop and Drop -- mother shows up (usually with no prenatal care) in VERY advanced labor.
Needs to go see Jesus ---- baby has no hope; should be let to pass peacefully
DFO --- done FLOPPED out; baby has suddenly become limp and unresponsive
Splash Down -- baby born in a toilet
A cover-up --- linen needed to changed but the previous nurse just put a blanket over the spit-up, urine, etc
Buggerectomy ---- removing a "Bugger" from a baby's nose or back of mouth