Quiz: Only A Registered Nurse Will Know The Meaning Of These 18 Slang Terms

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Nurse medical lingo quiz. Nurse slang. Do you know nurse lingo? How well can you guess these nurse phrases?

 Feb 12, 2018

1 of 18Pick an answer!

Nurses wear clothing known as _______.
scrubs
robes
hazmat suits

2 of 18Pick an answer!

A nurse who works with newborn babies is known as what?
oncology nurse
neonatal nurse
pediatric nursing

3 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the medical term for "butt"?
Ass
Buttocks
Gluteus maximus

4 of 18Pick an answer!

What is a "frequent flyer"?
A visiting doctor
A regular patient in the hospital
A nurse that runs around a lot

5 of 18Pick an answer!

What is a "stream team"?
The patient's family
A team of urologists
A person that needs assistance

6 of 18Pick your answer!

Opthalmologists provide ___ care.
eye
stomach
ear

7 of 18Pick an answer!

What is a "lantern test"?
A test to see if the doctor is meeting
Providing bedside care
To shine a pen light into a patient's mouth

8 of 18Pick an answer!

"Chart dehiscence" happens when ______.
you lose you stethoscope
you need assistance with a patient
the chart and its content fall out of place

9 of 18Pick your answer!

The top layer of the skin is known as __________.
nostril
epidermis
oculus

10 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the name for a muscle that turns a limb to face upwards?
Pronator
Supinator
Sphincter

11 of 18Pick an answer!

What does it mean if the patient is "fighting Darwin"?
They like to go for walks
They are really nice
They are refusing treatment because they are stubborn

12 of 18Pick an answer!

What is a "professional patient"?
Someone that hates going to the doctor
A family member
Someone that fakes an illness

13 of 18Pick an answer!

PITA stands for _______.
Prime In the Armchair
Pain In The Arse
Perfect In The Agonies

14 of 18Pick an answer!

"Young invisibles" refers to ______.
babies who cry all the time
uninsured twenty-somethings
patients to visit at home

15 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the anatomical name for the commonly termed ‘windpipe’?
Arrhythmia
Trachea
Heart

16 of 18Pick an answer!

"Dyscopia" refers to ________.
a nurse that is having a hard time in school
someone with a fear of spiders
patients or relatives having difficulty in coping

17 of 18Pick an answer!

"NPS" stands for _______.
New Parent Syndrome
Nude Postgraduate School
Net Promoter Score

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Plantar refers to _______
hip bone
blood cells
the sole of the feet
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