Nursing Slang - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?


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Challenge yourself by taking this difficult quiz about what slang words nurses use and see how many you know.

 Mar 07, 2018

1 of 18Pick one!

What do you call the top layer of the skin?

2 of 18Pick one!

What is the most accurate way to measure core temperature?

3 of 18Pick one!

A patient who develops hives after receving an antibiotic is exhibiting drug:

4 of 18Pick one!

What is swimmer's ear?
An infection
A heart worm
A hearing type

5 of 18Pick one!

What does vertigo cause?
A rash

6 of 18Pick one!

Do you burn calories while sleeping?
It depends on your weight

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Who are Young Invincibles?
Uninsured young adults
People who think they are superheroes
Young adults who believe they will live forever

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why would someone be called a Professional Patient?
They are doctors who get sick
They visit the hospital in a business suit
They fake their illnesses

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What are Fits?
Temper tantrums
Many nurses fussing over one patient
Sudden attacks of seizures

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

When someone is Fighting Darwin, they are _____.
arguing with the doctors about everything
refusing essential treatment

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a Band-Aid Hospital?
A hospital that fixes everything right away
A hospital that has a policy to apply a band-aid to every injury
A hospital that offers minimal care

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A Noctor is _____.
a doctor who wants to be a nurse
a nurse who is in training to become a doctor
a nurse who acts like a doctor

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What does NPS stand for?
New Parent Syndrome
New Patient Sadness
Not Paying Squat

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

A Frequent Flyer is _____.
a nurse who works long hours every day of the week
a patient who visits hospitals for every little health problem
a nurse who takes a lot of vacations

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why would someone be called a High Risk Patient?
They have HIV or hepatitis
They are known for running away from the hospital staff
They get in fights with nurses

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a nurse's way to say someone is constipated?
They are unable to go
They are a Chocolate Hostage
They are having troubles in the bathroom

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Who is called a Slasher or Cutter?
An NICU Nurse
A patient

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is a Snorkel?
A device used to breath underwater
Endotracheal Breathing Tube
A tank that is used by excessive smokers
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