Diagnosis

Nursemaid’s Elbow

  A colloquial term for a radial head sublaxation injury, which often occurs during childhood. Also referred to as a “pulled elbow.” This term exists because nursemaids, who used to take care of children, would swing children by one arm which would cause this injury.  

Boxer’s Fracture

  A colloquial term for a base of the fifth metatarsal fracture. This occurs when a patient takes a roundhouse punch to a hard object, which means the metatarsal of the fifth digit is the primary point of contact. This bone is fragile and often fractures during roundhouse swings. Note real boxers do not do […]

PTSD

  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  

OCD

  Acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  

FTT

Failure to thrive. A diagnosis given to patients who are generally malnourished or not gaining weight properly

PEA

Pulseless electrical Activity

SDH

Subdural hemorrhage. A type of bleed outside the brain but beneath the dura, the material surrounding the brain

Vtach

ventricular tachycardia. “The patient is in a Vtach rhythm and had to be shocked.”

Vfib

Ventribular fibrillation . “The patient was in a Vfib and had to be shocked.”

UC

ulcerative colitis. An autoimmune gastrointestinal disorder.