What does WHOL stand for in patient chart?

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What does WHOL stand for in a patient chart?

Listed as WHOL with SAH (I understand the SAH part).

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Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

As others have said, the most logical answer is Worst Headache of  the (patient's) Life.

That said, this is the reason non-approved abbreviations should not be used in official charting.

Worst Headache Of Life... And no it’s not an approved abbreviation.

Worst headache of life

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

I work in an ICU that includes neuro and have SAH pts all the time...I couldn't figure out what WHOL was!!! :roflmao:

Yes, this is why it's not a good idea to make up abbreviations.

Specializes in Pedi.

I spent the first 5 years of my career in Neurology/Neurosurgery and also never heard this abbreviation before.

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

^^^ Yeah I actually worked in Neuro before too--floor for 1.5 yrs, that hospital's SICU for 2. Never saw WHOL there either.

Thank you!

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