O

Open Prostatectomy

An open prostatectomy is the removal of the prostate gland through an external incision.

OOB

Acronym for Out of Bed

Odynophagia

Pain with swallowing. “The patient described significant odynophagia with steak meals”. Not to be confused with dysphagia, which is difficulty swallowing

Orthopod

  Slang for Orthopedic surgeon.  

OSH

  Outside Hospital. “The patient was transferred from an OSH.”  

OSH Bomb

  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 […]

OCD

  Acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  

O sign

  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”  

OR

Operating Room. “We need go to the OR because he is bleeding.”

O&P

Ova and Parasites, a laboratory value usually sent from a stool sample to test for infections. “A stool O&P was sent due to the patients recent foreign travel.”