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?
A hearing type
A heart worm
An infection
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?
Young adults who believe they will live forever
People who think they are superheroes
Uninsured young adults
8 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Why would someone be called a Professional Patient?
They fake their illnesses
They visit the hospital in a business suit
They are doctors who get sick
9 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What are Fits?
Sudden attacks of seizures
Temper tantrums
Many nurses fussing over one patient
10 of 18Pick Your Answer!
When someone is Fighting Darwin, they are _____.
refusing essential treatment
arguing with the doctors about everything
11 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What is a Band-Aid Hospital?
A hospital that has a policy to apply a band-aid to every injury
A hospital that fixes everything right away
A hospital that offers minimal care
12 of 18Pick Your Answer!
A Noctor is _____.
a nurse who acts like a doctor
a nurse who is in training to become a doctor
a doctor who wants to be a nurse
13 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What does NPS stand for?
New Patient Sadness
New Parent Syndrome
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 get in fights with nurses
They are known for running away from the hospital staff
They have HIV or hepatitis
16 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What is a nurse's way to say someone is constipated?
They are having troubles in the bathroom
They are a Chocolate Hostage
They are unable to go
17 of 18Pick Your Answer!
Who is called a Slasher or Cutter?
A patient
An NICU Nurse
18 of 18Pick Your Answer!
What is a Snorkel?
A tank that is used by excessive smokers
Endotracheal Breathing Tube
A device used to breath underwater
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