Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This is a COW (Computer On Wheels), one of the many acronyms I have learned since I started nursing school. The hallway is lined with them so that the various healthcare workers can do their charting.

When I look at a patient's chart for the first time, I feel like I spend most of the time figuring out what all of the acronyms mean. A few weeks ago my patient had SBO, SOB, and BSO. Thanks to www.medilexicon.com, I was able to figure out that these were small bowel obstruction, shortness of breath, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

1 comment:

martin said...

"salpingo-oophorectomy" is made up. right? you just made those words up. right???