If you've ever been a patient in the ER or a doctor's office, odds are you've heard a nurse throw around some unusual words or phrases.
TV hospital dramas have popularized phrases such as "coding," "stat," and "crash cart."
But there are other names, phrases, and abbreviations nurses use to describe situations and patients to each other that you just wouldn't know the meaning of unless you asked.
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Medical jargon is pretty tricky for anyone outside the profession to understand.
TV shows like "ER" and "Grey's Anatomy" have helped to shed light on some of the confusing acronyms and phrases used in hospitals and doctors' offices, but only practicing nurses and doctors know all the slang.
Business Insider asked seven nurses and scoured nursing blogs to find out just what the secret phrases nurses use on the job really mean.
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