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Alphabet

It starts with the name of the hospital…

U—

Continues to divisions…

BHS, MSS, ISS, IP, OP

And to sections of the physical building…

BT, JPP, JCP, RCP, PFP

On to units…

MICU and PICU and NICU and SICU and PACU. Along with the CVICU and CPICU. and ETC and ECT. CDS, PHP, PPH, EDO, OR,

There are tests and procedures…

EEG, ECG, EKG. MRI, CT, CBC, WBC, ABG. PET, UA,

Diagnoses/Diseases

MDD, BPD, MI, PE, CVA, BSI, PTSD, ICB, SDH, CVD, CHF, AN, BN, EDNOS, BED, MRSA, VRE, DVT.

And people…

RN, MSN, MD, MPH, PhD, BSN, MA, MS, BA, BS, DO, PAC. PT, RT, AT, and OT. RTR, NM, ANM, APN, ARNP. NA and PNA. NF, HO. CNA, CMA, LPN, DDS, OD, JD. LMHC, LMSW, LISW.

And others…

AC, HS, TED, SCD, IV, AB, BID, TID, QID, BM, I/O, S/S, T/K, BPM, BM, BP. BMI, GAF, WD,

The above don’t even begin to break the surface of the letters I now speak in, not to mention the inordinate amount of shortened words and phrases I use and hear.

I am definitely well on my way to being fluent in the language of jargon.

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