What do these abbreviations mean?

  1. OK! I have been trying to figure these out for months now. I just have to ask what do these mean. I see them used in these threads. These are the only two that I can think of off the top of my head but there are more so please help me out.

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    About RN always

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    staff nurse med/surg


  3. by   renerian
    I think they are by the way and laughing my you know what off.

  4. by   Ted
    Originally posted by renerian
    I think they are by the way and laughing my you know what off.



    Learning internet abbreviations (sp?) is a life long process. . . . .



    P. S. How do you spell "abbreviations"????
  5. by   Stargazer
    BTW By the way
    LMAO Laughing my ass off
    ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
    FWIW For what it's worth
    IIRC If I recall correctly
    IRL In real life
    LOL Laughed out loud
    YMMV Your mileage may vary
  6. by   Stargazer
    IMO In my opinion
    IMHO In my humble opinion
    IMVHO In my very humble opinion....(and so on)
    JMO Just my opinion
  7. by   Stargazer
    And in Ted's honor:

    TMI Too Much Information!
  8. by   RN always
    WOW Thanks, now I will know when I read the threads. Much thanks to you
  9. by   Ted
    . . . always get me bewildered! Especially when it comes to charting. I know the usual, basic abbreviations. The of the more "specialty field" abbreviations that nurses or physicians use in their charting. . . just make my head spin. . .


  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    BH means??? beloved husband my guess
  11. by   RN always
    One more, I should probably know this one but I am confessing that I don't.


    is that some kind of supervisor?
    sorry to be so dumb
  12. by   Stargazer
    DON Director of Nursing
    BON (State) Board of Nursing

    DH is usually darling husband. I don't think I've ever seen BH.

    Some folks on my other BBs have funny initials for their SO's. One girl calls her live-in boyfriend THTM, for The Husband-Type Man. :chuckle