for the ornery patient (often an internet self diagnosing hypochondriac) that won't allow the medic to speak plainly about their condition but symptoms resolve the minute medical terminology suggests a potential diagnosis, even if the words are completely irrelevant and random.
Also directly related to the patient who experiences symptom resolved with saline treatment, noting 10cc of saline with effect
when used in emergency care, it is used between caregivers (or sometimes to the dire patient in need of medical terminology therapy) to describe the dramatic patient who's symptoms are all in their head.
patient who continuously ignores the medics questions, directives and care while imperviously grabbing their ailment with one hand and raising their other hand and eyes to heaven screaming repeatedly "lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy", occasionally with the interspersed "Jesus" i.e. "lordy, lordy, lordy, lordy, Jesus help me, lordy, lordy"
just remember... you asked... airway obstruction because patient swallowed the heel of her shoe (see CCFCCP). geriatric patients had a fist fight at the nursing home and shattered denture pieces occluded the airway. guard rail through the trachea (amongst other things). rebar through the back of the throat Sure you want to know more?? How about complete oral cavity obstruction because the patientS were having a marshamallow and cracker eating contest and it turned in to paste like cement in their throat. Frat party turned balloon beer bongs in to bad breathing ideas when they inhaled them over their larynx. How does more than one person do this in sequence? We can fix alot of things, but we can't fix stupid!
geriatric patients found in assisted living centers, confused and disoriented to person, place or time, left sitting in chairs in the hallways for "close observation". despite ample medical care and resources available to treat these patients, the ALC will still leave them unattended and clueless with bags and forms in hand at the door until EMS arrives.
another term for DOA.
also referred to as CTD (circling the drain), NLPR (no longer playing records), DRT (dead right there), and my personal favorite and most often abused, highly inconsiderate but quite amusing acronym ART (assuming room temperature).
vagaling down is a term referred to when someone strains on the toilet, causing a vagus nerve response that results in significant parasympathetic nervous system response including bradycardia (slow heart beat) which can result in cardiac arrest. aka Elvis Syndrome
vehicle acceleration interupted by a stationary object. body acceleration interupted by the ground (aka fall). object acceleration interupted by the body (any object propelled and caught by a person in a traumatic and less than desirable fashion).
I will not write CCFCCP as chief complaint for difficult patients with fictional mental illness or a high propensity for drama. I will not write CCFCCP as chief complaint for difficult patients with fictional mental illness or a high propensity for drama. I will not write CCFCCP as chief complaint for difficult patients with fictional mental illness or a high propensity for drama.... (continue 97 more times)
a patient's sudden onset when patient becomes alert and oriented to potential financial gain from injuries that could have never been actually sustained from the mechanism. most common in regions of workplace, highway, and walmart.
patients who use Emergent care as their primary care physician, which denotes a prevalency not to pay for said care, since a regular doctor visit might have cost $70-$100 and the ambulance and ER will start at $1000.
which leads us to the obvious question... what IS a poetry slam?
A poetry slam is no mere open mic. It is a competitive wordsmith sport where all are welcome and embraced by the slamily, but only the strong of heart and voice thrive. Not just poets, but Spoken Word Artists, give less than 3 mins (and 10 seconds) of their best effort (aka as Spit) to a crowd of other poets, fans, groupies, fans and strangers.
rarely, that of others). These performances - no costumes, no props, no music - are then judged on a numeric scale of 0.1 (being the worst poem you've ever heard, take the poets out back and put them out of our misery) or 10.0 (best poem you've ever heard, hands down, have their larynx bronzed immediately!) by five judges: previously selected members of the audience (preferably slam virgins and strangers who are new to slam and not sleeping with, doing the laundry, or otherwise stalking any of the poets). Slam poets with the best cumulative scores advance to the final round of the night, accumulating annual scores that ultimately give them rise merit to compete on a National Level. The audience chooses from whom they will hear more poetry, as well as be quickly engaged between the barrierless forum of audience and stage. It is s rowdy, involved, supportive, sustaining grassroots movement of performance and poetry and distance erasing friendships.
when a minor rear end fender bender results in two patients competing for the greater pseudo neck pain. The primary signs and symptoms: poorly timed pain response to bumps, positive dollar signs found during eye exam, and the absence of any real signs and symptoms other than moaning and groaning worthy of natural selection. "On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst pain you've ever felt, how bad does it hurt?" Symptomatic response, "Oh it's a 12 for sure - Man! Did you see that game last night??! Hey, can I borrow your phone to call my wife? Cool ringtone...."
More words for your list:
Absotively. Posolutely. No bout adoubt it. Fantabulous.
or my favorite misnomers:
buTT naked. bUTtload (shudder to think). cUrsing through veins. CeASe the day.
or my mother's unintentional and hysterical mistatements (said in all seriousness):
Ghostbuster Video. and don't be such a pre-Madonna.
(bless her heart)