Acronym for Out of Bed
Pain with swallowing. “The patient described significant odynophagia with steak meals”. Not to be confused with dysphagia, which is difficulty swallowing
Slang for Orthopedic surgeon.
Outside Hospital. “The patient was transferred from an OSH.”
A slang term for a patient transferred from another hospital (OSH) that has multiple, often severe medical problems that were not diagnosed, ,not treated or managed properly. “I got this OSH bomb the other day that took 4 hours to go through. We had to reimage her entire abdomen and we found an abscess […]
Acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Slang term for a patient about to die who has their mouth open in an O. “its looking ominous for Betsy, she has the O sign”
Operating Room. “We need go to the OR because he is bleeding.”
Both eyes (Oculus Utereque).