Made famous in Lynn, MA, the curbside drop-off is when several friends in a beat up car deliver the overdosed or dead body of their “friend” to the front door of the ER by pushing their deadweight body out of the car onto the ground and shouting for help as they drive away. Fact.
CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure nCPAP: Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
The act of asking a specialty physician a question without formally consulting them, thus needing them to formally see, evaluate the patient and write documentation that describes their recommendations. “Hey can we curbside you for a quick question? Do you think procainamide can be used for this patient in Afib?”
Cerebral Spinal Fluid
Cover Your Ass; actions taken to avoid blame for a bad outcome. “The note written by the doc in this case smells of CYA.”