15 Things Only Nurses Will Find Funny

  1. Common nicknames for frequently used hospital items

When referring to hospital equipment which nurses come across every day, nurses often give them tacky and outright funny names to have a small laugh. Code language amongst nurses is a way of referring to things without letting the patients get to know what they are talking about. “Ativan” is a nick for Vitamin A and when you hear a nurse referring to some “blue sticky thingy” they are referring to bulb aspirators. Who would have guessed that?