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Hospital Lingo

Next time you’re at a hospital, listen for staffer’s code slang like suitcase sign, meaning “the patient is determined to check himself in no matter what,” or a gown sign, meaning they suspect a patient of getting ready to...

kangarooing

kangarooing  n.— «But Colton never came home to the picture-perfect nursery his parents had set up for him. Instead, Donny and Amy Chilla and their parents spent hours cradling Colton, in a practice known as “kangarooing,” as...

CASH

CASH  n.— «He soon found himself in a Combat Area Support Hospital—or CASH, as they call it. It was a dusty tent, covering a plywood floor laid out over sand.» —“This Pacesetter Soldiers On” by Joe Henderson Tampa...

PnP

PnP  n.— «Antonio Urbina, who is medical director of HIV/AIDS training at St. Vincent Hospital’s HIV center in New York’s Greenwich Village, says he’s seen two patients who have taken HIV drugs before going out for “PnP,” or “party and...

freezing

freezing  n.— «Hospital workers also are upset with a practice called “freezing,” in which they’re ordered to work back-to-back eight-hour shifts.» —“Unsafe conditions found at state psychiatric hospital” by...

coroner fracture

coroner fracture  n.— «Hay, a pediatric radiologist at Children’s Hospital in Denver, said fractures of a child’s growth plates at the ends of the bones can occur because they are a weaker part of the bone. They are commonly called...