Terms we will not admit to using - page 18

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   nerdtonurse?
    dadfo -- drunk and done fell over.

    JNK -- just needs killing -- reserved for child molesters/abusers/rapers who suddenly have chest pain when arrested.

    Idiot with jerk on a rope -- patient who sends family members to desk every 5 minutes for something useless -- like "where's the whatever channel? The washcloth is too rough, do you have softer ones? The bed's hard, can they have a softer mattress? You brought orange juice, but it's from concentrate, don't you have fresh squeezed anywhere? (visitor) "I forgot my medicine, and I was a patient here last year. Can't you look up what I take and give me my medicine so I don't have to go home (1 mile away)." When told there's two pharmacies within walking distance (one across the street in front, 1 across the parking lot behind) they suddenly don't have money -- yet they turn around and order domino's into the room 30 minutes later.....
  2. by   LauriemRN
    gomer (get out of my emergency room) elderly, incontinent, confused patient that the nursing home needed a break from and called the ambulance to the er.
  3. by   starfish33
    sperm poisoning= pregnant

  4. by   exnavygirl-RN
    Clean up on aisle 29. (Refers to pt in room 29 has poop all over the place and is finger painting).
  5. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    I spend a lot of time around disabled kids. I've sometimes thought of the classroom as "The Island of Misfit Toys."
  6. by   al7139
    I work in a busy urban ED, with alot of patients with drug issues. Here are a couple of our favorites:



    NAPSTER (Needs a place to sleep)

    Pleasantly (or unpleasantly) discombobulated (the confused LOL/LOM)
  7. by   bcp,lpn,chlpn,wcc
    PLBTE = PROBLEMS LAY BETWEEN THE EARS....regarding our ever so loved psych PTs
  8. by   EmmyR
    Quote from fergus51
    TPTP To posh to push (Generally associated with FMPS)
    CTF Cletus the fetus (those 23 weekers parents expect us to save)
    I swear I just about peed myself when I read Cletus the Fetus. I appreciate your sense of humour, even if others might not!
  9. by   451F
    Off the top of my head there's:

    Fluffy and Extra-Fluffy, should need no explanation (though a hoyer lift may be in order)
    Status Dramaticus, for those patient who's behavior is a bit beyond what is really warranted.
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    I have a caregiver with DKIAS. (Dumb Know-It-All Syndrome.) Yep, she put dish soap in my dishwasher a couple days ago and nearly ruined it. Good thing I came inside early and discovred the suds running out all over my floor. I got after good and proper like. she did that after I warned her to never ever put dish soap in a dish washer.

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