Doctor slang is a dying art

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3159813.stm

    (For those not familiar with the British acronyms, A&E is the equivalent of the ER in the USA)

    LOBNH is my favorite one!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   CHATSDALE
    doctors will not usually say anything about another doctor however i was at the nursing station when two doctors were discussing a patient that had been called in on consult and had subsequently signed off on
    when one md asked the other how the woman was doing, the second md said that he had signed off and the woman was being followed by primary physican..the first doctor said that he was sorry to hear that because the woman was very sick and he had been hoping that she was being taken care of by a doctor
  4. by   XB9S
    I've only just read this post, brilliant thanks for that link. I think the BBC are a little mistaken because where I work these are still alive and kicking with a few more to add.

    We don't have handbag positive in Wales we have pillow positive for patients who are repeated admissions for prolongued periods with no physiological cause of thier problems. THey usually come into EU with thier pillows ready for admission
  5. by   Altra
    Quote from XB9S
    We don't have handbag positive in Wales we have pillow positive for patients who are repeated admissions for prolongued periods with no physiological cause of thier problems. THey usually come into EU with thier pillows ready for admission
    We call this phenomenon the "positive suitcase sign".
  6. by   anonymurse
    Here's the great mother lode of hospital slang:

    http://messybeast.com/dragonqueen/medical-acronyms.htm

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