Acronym for Diverting Loop Ileostomy


Difficulty with the action of swallowing. “The patient described significant dysphagia with dry foods”. Not to be confused with odynophagia, which is painful swallowing

Drop a Lung

  Slang term for a complication of procedure that causes the lung to collapse, causing a pneumothorax. “We inserted the needle too far and it caused the patient to drop a lung.”  


  The action of getting rid of a patient that nobody wants, either to another section of the hospital or to another hospital. “This dump of a transfer from OSH.”  


  Referring to Motorcycles, which often cause death of the rider and thus organ donation. “Why Johnny bought that donorcycle I have no idea.”  

Drive by anesthesia (or doctor)

  A slang term for an ethically dubious practice where doctor, usually an anesthesiologist, will come assess a patient who is under anesthesia and then later bill the patient and his insurance a fee that is out of network and thus the anesthesiologist is paid cash for a service the patient never intended to occur. […]


DOMA: “Day off my ass,” A day after an overnight shift that is technically a free day off, but since they are so tired it barely counts. “My one day off in 2 weeks was a DOMA.”


To no longer have a fever. “The patients fever peaked at 102 and subsequently defervesed at 4pm after being given tylenol.”




Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation