Terms we will not admit to using - page 3
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
May 15, '04Occupation: allnurses.com founder Specialty: CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '98; Posts: 15,418; Likes: 16,382Please do not post swear words, as it is against the TOS. Thanks
May 15, '04Occupation: LPN/staff nurse - LTC facility Specialty: Geriatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '00; Posts: 2,602; Likes: 21These are all great, I added the new ones to my ever growing list of unapproved abbreviations. I currently have 10 pages worth, of course there very well may be doubles, but still funny! If anyone would like a copy emailed to them feel free to IM me with your email addy and I'll be happy to send them to you.
May 15, '04Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 14,826; Likes: 8,031EDGATWTTTF elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor
EMS version of TSC taxi service call
" IHA it's him/her again
CA child abuser
EPA elderly person abuser
MAS masturbating again syndrome
TGIH the grouch is here!
TIH touched in head
AOSV abusive of staff visitor
L&V loud and vulgar
NPWA not pleased with anything
FOOB fell out of bed
NOM nasty old man
MFR my favorite rotation
May 15, '04Occupation: non-nursing Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 685; Likes: 20TOBP=tired of being pregnant
Hi-5 = hiv positive (thank you hippa)
May 16, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in renal, haemo and peritoneal,medical,aged ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 666; Likes: 27WAFTAM (pronlunced woff-tam)
Waste of flipping time and money
May 18, '04Occupation: RN Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 372; Likes: 15PPP - p*** poor protoplasmLast edit by gwenith on May 18, '04 : Reason: language
May 18, '04From: US ; Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 118; Likes: 22Positive Hilton Sign -- pt thinks they're at the Hilton, not a hospital.
10th Floor Transfer -- (ie dead/dying, as our facility only has nine floors).
Pillow Therapy -- Take the pillow of your most obnoxious pt and gently yet firmly hold it over their face until the oxygen deprivation buys you a few minutes of peace and quiet.
And no, I've never done the last. It's darn tempting sometimes though! :chuckle
May 18, '04Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 879; Likes: 40"STAT CALLBELLECTOMY" for those patients that just love pushing that little button.
May 18, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,006WTFF--Way Too Frequent Flyer
May 18, '04Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,581; Likes: 4,883I know we've already had ***** but a friend of mine gave it a new twist:
***** BUNDY - fouled (if you like) up beyond all recognition but unfortunately not dead yet
May 19, '04Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 361; Likes: 197Tontine Treatment - (Pillow over the face)
Rapid Lead Infusion - (bullet in the head)