Terms we will not admit to using - page 9

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   fishnets
    PNEUMOCEPHALUS- air head.

    instead of saying "sweaty palms" you say "palmoplantarhyperhydrosis"
  2. by   siouxsieyq
    Quote from nratchet
    For 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.

    Those patients go on the facility's Do Not Re-admit list, or as we call it "The DNR list"
  3. by   azhiker96
    One of my faves is MP "malignant personality" or the phrase "enjoys ill health".

    Instead of "circling the drain", I heard an ICU nurse say "he's not on the bus but he's got the correct change".
    Last edit by azhiker96 on Feb 10, '08
  4. by   oregonchinamom
    I haven't seen my ICU favorite: PBBB

    (pine box by bedside)
  5. by   nitengale166
    If we could use this therapy...I think our frequent flyers would suddenly find another hobby!!!
  6. by   blueheaven
    Oh, that patient has Triple P Syndrome.......**** Poor Protoplasm
  7. by   blueheaven
    Propofol.....Milk of Amnesia
    Vitamin A....Ativan
  8. by   ruralnurs
    hypohygiene - needs to stand a bit closer to the soap when showering

    hypohydrocodonemia - drug seeker

    FOBS - coming in by ambulance from local bar...Fell Off Bar Stool

    Positive suitcase sign - family brings grandma in to ER, "Not feeling well" and they expect her to be admitted

    The Gold Card - medicaid

    Tooner - mentally ill as in "Loony Toons"
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    TFAOSP the frequent abusive of service pest
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from fergus51

    CTF Cletus the fetus (those 23 weekers parents expect us to save)
    Wow, I don't like that one at all. Who would really be so crued as to actually use it?
  11. by   al7139
    Here are a few:
    The Q sign (pt has tongue hanging out the side of their mouth)
    The O sign (pts mouth open)
    ADR (Ain't Doing Right)
    In need of a callbellectomy.
    Family needs to be discharged.
    In need of TLC (Thorazine, Lorazepam, Compazine).
    Needs a Darwin Consult.
    Last edit by ElvishDNP on Feb 19, '08 : Reason: TOS for language
  12. by   MedicalLPN
    Two that we use on my unit:

    Vitamin G IM - Geodon IM
    KOHD- Knockin on Heaven's Door
  13. by   ssouthernyankee
    Quote from dutchgirlrn
    wow, i don't like that one at all. who would really be so crued as to actually use it?
    i agree dutchgirlrn, as a parent of a 25 weeker who is now 7 years old and in perfect health, i think i would have ripped someone's head off had i heard any comments like that. i pray that anyone who would say such a cruel thing never has to experience the pain of having a micro preemie.

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