Terms we will not admit to using - page 8
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
Nov 3, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Level III NICU ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 385; Likes: 106From when I used to ride as an EMT:
DILLIGAF=Do I look like I give a f***?
Rapid Deceleration Syndrome=MVA's
Jul 17, '07Occupation: former cna, janitor From: US ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 1,243; Likes: 1,227I came up with this one a long time ago, and now I can see how it can cross nursings path.
"King Boyfriend" syndrome---applies to a woman who puts her boyfriend and his needs first, far above what her kids need, to the point that her kids have to beg her to pick up groceries--and she still "forgets" to pick them up or only picks up the bare minimum (like just bread and mayonaise)for days and weeks at a time.
Not so good if she has a kid who needs insulin, or has severe asthma, and if she can't pick up the groceries, she will probably "forget" to pick up the medicine.
Jul 17, '07Occupation: Rapid response nurse Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in Neuro ICU and Med Surg ; From: MI, US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 3,222; Likes: 3,796Vitamin "H" for haldol. B52 (5mg Haldol and 2mg of Ativan). Vitamin "X" for xanax.
Jul 18, '07Occupation: R.N. Joined: May '07; Posts: 3,228; Likes: 3,680Quote from CashewLPNROFL!!!!!lolfdgb- little old lady, fall down, go boom
ctd- circling the drain
+ O sign- Mouth open
+ Q sign- Mouth open, tongue sticking out
Dotted Q sign- Mouth open, tongue sticking out, fly on tongue.
'45'= 1 chromosome short of a full set
Jul 18, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: ER, ALF ; Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 26; Likes: 56How about a few(while it's q&s around here)
A.R.T- Assuming room temperature
D.B.S- Dead Bigger 'n' $***
Melvic/Meculum- for the male patients/staff/family/docs suffering from acute manginitis...
Goin' to Graceland- The room we have to go do a gyn exam on
LOVE all the other ones on here!!! Keep 'em coming
Jul 18, '07Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Rehab, Med Surg, Home Care ; Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 1,129; Likes: 510wt* list
(Whenever we have to call a Doc b/c we can't decipher handwriting or need to call another facility with crictical info on an admit we collate everyone's questions into a "what the heck???" list before we make the call!) :spin:
Sep 1, '07Occupation: Student Midwife Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 86; Likes: 22i have a family member who we refer to having bse
she is a bit of a mad cow
Sep 1, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 23What about someone having a case of rectal - cranial inversion.....also known as someone having their head up their a**!!!!!!
Sep 1, '07Occupation: What????!!! Specialty: Jack of all trades, and still learning ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 1,376; Likes: 584A friend of mine used to hand over her patients to the next shift as being on "weedkillers" (IV antibiotics) and "ratsak" (warfarin)
Sep 13, '07Joined: May '07; Posts: 47; Likes: 23For those working in Nursing home management
Law suite waiting to happen= Family members who walk in with
cameras, complain about everything, hate all the staff
and have had their loved one in every nursing home in
the area before yours was stupid enough to accept them.
Sep 13, '07Occupation: CORRECTIONS Specialty: DIALYSIS, ICU/CCU, ONCOLOGY, CORRECTIONS ; Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 189; Likes: 55status hispanicus= histrionic spanish speaking female
Vitamin v = valium
Sep 13, '07Occupation: Re-retired Specialty: 42 year(s) of experience in NICU, Infection Control ; From: CA, US ; Joined: Dec '00; Posts: 12,419; Likes: 3,760B O H I C A---bend over, here it comes again. Usually in re: administration's stuff.
Sep 13, '07Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,006