* * Anonymous Doc

Friday, December 17, 2010

Medical abbreviations and what they really mean.

"Patient just had a BM."

BM = Bowel Movement
BM = Bed's a Mess

"This guy's DNR."

DNR = Do Not Resuscitate
DNR = Demented Nursing-home Resident

"Looks like he's acquired a MRSA infection."

MRSA = Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MRSA = Maybe we should Refill the Sanitizers Already

"I need the test done STAT"

STAT = statim (Latin for immediately)
STAT = Sometime Tonight, At the latest Tomorrow

"Another UTI for this one."

UTI = Urinary Tract Infection
UTI = Uh oh, no one Took the catheter out In weeks

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