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?
Epidermis
Hypodermis
Dermis

2 of 18Pick one!

What is the most accurate way to measure core temperature?
Rectally
Orally
Axillary

3 of 18Pick one!

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

4 of 18Pick one!

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

5 of 18Pick one!

What does vertigo cause?
Diabetes
Dizziness
A rash

6 of 18Pick one!

Do you burn calories while sleeping?
No
Yes
It depends on your weight

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why would someone be called a Professional Patient?
They visit the hospital in a business suit
They are doctors who get sick
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 _____.
healing
refusing essential treatment
arguing with the doctors about everything

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Who is called a Slasher or Cutter?
Surgeons
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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