Only A Real Nurse Knows What These Slang Terms Mean!
What does it mean when a nurse has "fluff my pillow syndrome?"
- The patient needs extra care for a serious illness
- The patient acts sicker than he/she really is
- The patient should not be given extra pillows for safety reasons
What are frequent flyers in the hospital?
- Patients who appear intoxicated
- Patients who show up over and over
- Patients who have their heads in the clouds
NPS stands for what?
- New parent syndrome
- Non-symptomatic patient
- Numbness, pain and swelling
Where is a BONITA administered?
- The bicep
- The thigh
- The buttocks
If a nurse is told a patient is "high risk," it is a warning of what?
- The patient's tendency to physically attack
- The patient has a positive HIV or AIDS status
- The patient is at-risk of coding
What is a negative wallet transfer?
- The patient has to go down to billing to discuss payment
- The patient lost his/her wallet in the ER
- The patient has no insurance and is being transferred to a lower-tier hospital
What does "medical futility" mean?
- The patient is refusing treatment
- The doctors have no idea how to treat the patient
- Giving the patient further treatment would not yield any results
If someone has been transferred to the Eternal Care Unit (ECU), the patient has:
- Received a terminal diagnosis
- Passed away
- Been transferred to hospice
A Band-Aid hospital is one that:
- Only has an emergency room
- Provides the bare minimum standard of care
- Can't handle trauma patients
What is "baci" short for?
What three drugs are in a B-52?
- Benadryl, Haldol and Ativan
- Benadryl, Valium and Ativan
- Benadryl, Haldol and Adderall
What is a banana bag?
- IV fluids with vitamins and minerals
- Colostomy bag
- Sling for a broken arm
A patient who has self-diagnosed before coming to the hospital or doctor's office is said to have what?
- A Google MD
What is a GOMER in the emergency room?
- A patient who is in cardiac arrest
- A patient who doesn't need emergency care
- A patient who has a gunshot wound
What do nurses call surgeons?
- Cut monsters
- Super docs
What is Vitamin H?
What do nurses call interns?
What is a paragod?
- An EMT who things he/she knows everything
- An EMT who goes out of the way to help
- An EMT who works 16-hour shifts
What does LPN sometimes stand for?
- Licensed pediatric nurse
- Low-pay nurse
- Licensed prenatal nurse
What does "treat and street" mean?
- A patient is ready for discharge to a nursing home
- Provide care and release
- Refer the patient to an outpatient clinic