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
Jun 27, '11Occupation: ICU, RN/BSN Specialty: ICU, telemetry ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 2,115; Likes: 8,405dadfo -- 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.....
Jul 11, '11Joined: Jul '11; Posts: 2gomer (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.
Nov 17, '11Occupation: Registered Practical Nurse Specialty: Surgical ; From: CA ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 61; Likes: 7sperm poisoning= pregnant
Nov 18, '11Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 731; Likes: 473Clean up on aisle 29. (Refers to pt in room 29 has poop all over the place and is finger painting).
Nov 18, '11Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 3,557; Likes: 6,260I spend a lot of time around disabled kids. I've sometimes thought of the classroom as "The Island of Misfit Toys."
Nov 19, '11Occupation: Nurse Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Emergency ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 623; Likes: 544I 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)
Dec 1, '11Occupation: MedSurg, and ER Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '11; Posts: 5PLBTE = PROBLEMS LAY BETWEEN THE EARS....regarding our ever so loved psych PTs
Dec 7, '11Occupation: Nursing student From: CA ; Joined: Sep '11; Posts: 16; Likes: 3Quote from fergus51I swear I just about peed myself when I read Cletus the Fetus. I appreciate your sense of humour, even if others might not!TPTP To posh to push (Generally associated with FMPS)
CTF Cletus the fetus (those 23 weekers parents expect us to save)
Dec 12, '11Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 8; Likes: 16Off 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.
Apr 26, '12Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 14,826; Likes: 8,031I 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.