Quiz: How Many RN Words Do You Actually Know?

nurse, scrubs

We've all had a "whambulence" come in, haven't we?

How well do you know nursing slang? Quiz/ test about nursing terminology, nursing terms, nursing lingo.

 Aug 14, 2016
1 of 10If you are "digging for worms", what are you doing?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
United Artists
Eating lunch
Working on a patient very early in the morning
Trying to find a vein
2 of 10If a nurse refers to a doctor as "Dr. Hopiate", what is she implying?
movies/tv, hostpital scenes, greys anatomy
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
That he or she prescribes a lot of opiates in the ER
That he or she is too grumpy
That he or she received their degree from Johns Hopkins
3 of 10What is the "shotgun approach" when working with a patient?
movies/tv, celebs, meredith grey, greys anatomy
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Operating without a doctor
Trying to be as quiet as possible during surgery
Ordering a bunch of different tests because the diagnosis is unknown
4 of 10If you give someone a "lantern test", what do you do?
movies/tv, jackie, nurse
Shine a light in their mouth
Emergency procedure for hospitals if/when the power goes out
See which doctors are not busy
5 of 10If you mention the "squash" what body part are you referencing?
scrubs, nurse
The brain
The buttocks
The dominant hand
6 of 10"Chart dehiscence" happens when ______.
movies/tv, ER, nurse
the chart and all of the contents fall out
there are no surgeries scheduled for a day
the nurses black poker with patient's charts
7 of 10If another nurse references the "stream team", what are they talking about?
A team of urologists
The bathrooms
A group of patients that are elderly and hang out together
8 of 10If you say someone needs some "Vitamin X", what do you mean?
movies/tv, jackie, nurse
They don't eat enough red meat
They should get some Xanax
They need to get out in the sun
9 of 10If you mention that your patient is a "PITA", what do you mean?
movies/tv, crubs, nurse
That they are a pain in the ass
That they do not eat gluten
That they are friendly and kind
10 of 10What does it mean if the patient is "fighting Darwin"?
movies/tv, nurses
The patient is yelling at their nurse
They are refusing any basic care or essential treatment
The patient is lost
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