Non traditional abbreviations

  1. We all know the traditional and accepted medical abbreviations. But how the the ones that we actually may use more and wish we could use officially because they're usually right on the money. Here's just a few, please share yours.

    PBAB...pine box at bedside
    PIA...pain in the a$$
    SS...samsonite sign(or suitcase sign)
    ALOL...another little old lady
    Help me out guys, I used to know a ton of these but I'm having a brain fluff!
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   CEN35
    Dx -> TMB (too many birthdays)

    FOS = figure that one out!

    lol!

    me
  4. by   JennieBSN
    TMBB's- take my baby blues
    CBQ- call bell queen

    can't think of any more...
  5. by   misti_z
    Rick took mine.............

    FOS, one of my favorites!
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    Sometimes very demanding patients need a little TLC--Thorazine, Lorazepam and Compazine.
  7. by   night owl
    TB-two bellies

    SOB-We all know this one!

    PITA-Pain in THE a$$

    RFF- Ready for Freddy ( our old mortician's name)

    Kaknurse, I work with a few people (employees) who could use a TLC cocktail!!!

    CRAA-Can't Remember Anymore Abbreviations!!!
  8. by   CEN35
    Can't remember s#*t syndrome...
  9. by   delirium
    Ok... this is one we use fairly frequently in the ER.
    Patients who tote along the WDF (whole damn family)... as in the lobby full of people who are all accompanying *one* person with a finger lac or something equally uncritical.
    Rebecca
  10. by   JennieBSN
    Originally posted by MsPurp
    Ok... this is one we use fairly frequently in the ER.
    Patients who tote along the WDF (whole damn family)... as in the lobby full of people who are all accompanying *one* person with a finger lac or something equally uncritical.
    Rebecca
    LOL!!! On labor and delivery, we say the number of people accompanying the patient is inversely proportional to the number of centimeters dilated. i.e., 10 people with the patient (grandma, next door neighbor, bag boy from local grocery store...), she's 1-2cms AT BEST. If she comes ALONE, call the doctor, get your gloves on, and get ready!!! LOL!! This also applies to # of phone calls made upon admission. If the patient is on the phone calling the whole world to tell them she's 'in labor' (as IF...), you can bet the farm we'll be discharging her home in 30 minutes...hee hee!!
  11. by   hoolahan
    How about this?

    B.O.H.I.C.A.

    Stands for Bend Over Here It Comes Again! Used when you look at the assignment board, and you just know before you even start, it is gonna be a wretched night! My friend Peg taught me that one, she would also give a tinyshove out with her behind. Used to crack us up!!

    I LOVE WDF!!! Great one, I'll have to remember that! LOL!!
  12. by   ucavalpn
    LOPA , leave old people alone . ie . when an 80 something has all kinds of weird lab's , but is doing just fine the way they are . One of our Doc's swears by this . says we can fix'em to death.
  13. by   BBnurse34
    FLK is funny looking kid. We use this one while trying to rule out a genetic issue.
    One I haven't heard is years is AMFYOYO.... Adios (will substitute
    My Friend here) Your On Your Own. We used it for noncompliant patients.
  14. by   Q.
    OTD - Out the Door.

    We write this over the patient's name on the board so we know that they are outta here.

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