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

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If you can pass this, then you can pass the Lantern Test!

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
Dermis
Hypodermis

2 of 18Pick one!

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

3 of 18Pick one!

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

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?
Dizziness
Diabetes
A rash

6 of 18Pick one!

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

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

When someone is Fighting Darwin, they are _____.
refusing essential treatment
healing
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 is in training to become a doctor
a doctor who wants to be a nurse
a nurse who acts like 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 nurse who works long hours every day of the week
a nurse who takes a lot of vacations
a patient who visits hospitals for every little health problem

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 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?
A patient
Surgeons
An NICU Nurse

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

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