Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WTF abbreviations?

I have to say, after number of years of being a doctor, I am familiar with most abbreviations the people use. But I have to say, this exam was completely unintelligible to me:

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  1. It's not an orthopedic exam!
    - Ortho resident

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  2. Strength against resistance 5/5? That's about all I can guess, haha

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  3. VFFTC= Visual Fields Full To Confrontation. Good luck with the rest.

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  4. Oh! And Moves All Extremities To Command

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  5. Visual fields full to confrontation for sure. Tongue midline? Moving all extremities to command, strength against resistance? I've never used ANY of these, but that's what I'm assuming

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  6. A very long time ago, we had an ER doc who would use BEBT with kids. Someone finally asked what he meant..."bright eyed & bushy tailed". He had to stop when med records demanded uniformity with abbreviations.

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  7. TML means Tender MidLine. It's a disapproved abbreviation in my hospital because, to quote med records, "Midline what?"

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    1. I suspect it was actually tongue midline.

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