Terms we will not admit to using - page 5
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
Aug 19, '06Occupation: RN and blogger extraordinaire Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych ; From: OR, US ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 26,953; Likes: 44,678FFFOF=Frequent Faller, Found on Floor
Aug 19, '06Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233Had one the other night - Cardiac rhythm SR with LOS
Sinus Rhythm with Lotsa Other S***
(Patient had every type of ectopic you could imagine and then some I think he might have invented)
Aug 20, '06Occupation: Corrections Nurse Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Rehab, skilled, long term acute, ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 8; Likes: 3Positive suitcase sign - those FFs in the psych unit who come to the ER with a packed suitcase. I've actually seen this one in a medical chart.
And I sometimes suffer from Optic Rectumitis - a crappy outlook on life.
Aug 20, '06Occupation: Oncology RN Specialty: Neuro/Med-Surg/Oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 2,441; Likes: 1,439SROF
Surgical Removal of Family
Room Spray Ativan
Needs To Go
Aug 20, '06Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in NICU ; From: TX, US ; Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 8,750; Likes: 1,692My favorite:
CCFCCP - Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs
Aug 21, '06Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 1,277; Likes: 359Well, we would sometimes want to try the POF treatment - pillow on face - but figured we'd get caught!
TSTL - too stupid to live
And then there was always the 'code brown'!
Aug 21, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: med/surg ; Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 1,975; Likes: 313Quote from mjlrn97Just spotted this has been replied to already!! OOPS!OK, I'll bite.......what the heck are DILFs?Last edit by RGN1 on Aug 21, '06
Aug 21, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: med/surg ; Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 1,975; Likes: 313I love these!! Will have to introduce some of them to my place of work!Last edit by RGN1 on Aug 21, '06
Aug 28, '06Occupation: Currently clinical trouble shooter Specialty: gen icu/ neuro icu/ trauma icu/hdu ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 103; Likes: 34TTFO = latin for "he may leave" (told to **** off)
PFO = Pissed fell over
TFBUNDY (direct translation too offensive however general gist = poor prognosis expected) (neuro stepdown people probably are familiar with this one.
Going to pathology outpatients = coronor's case
Aug 31, '06Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 7; Likes: 11I work in Labor and Delivery and we use a term called the positive whiff test....when things don't smell so pleasant in their nether regions!!
Aug 31, '06Occupation: RN-loving the emergency department Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in neuro,acute,geriatrics,rehab,oncology ; Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 90; Likes: 28they need a BONITA= Big Ole Needle In The A**
Aug 31, '06Specialty: ortho/neuro/general surgery ; Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 778; Likes: 458Once while getting my ear chewed over the phone by a grumpy internal med doc, I wrote out the initials DSIAA- Dr. Soandso Is An ####### on scrap paper.
MRSA- My Rectum Smells Awful
DHPIA or DDPIA or DSPIA on my personal report sheet means the previous nurse has told me that the son, daughter or husband is a PIA.