Death by Acronym

Jacqueline Vance, RN
Jacqueline Vance, RN

I do not like these acronyms,

These baffling lettered synonyms.

I get confused at what they mean,

LTC — too many to glean.

 

We have MAR and TAR,

MDS 3-point-whatever can't be far.

OIG and QAPI,

Boy, it's all so choppy!

 

And what about EHR and EMR?

So many, I want to hit a bar.

From PRN to QID,

Oh, acronyms, just let me be!

 

I can't tell if they are clean or crass,

But PDCA doesn't mean Plan, Do and Cover your a@@!!!

I'm begging for an acronym appeal,

 

It's Nurse Jackie … just keeping it real!

 

The Real Nurse Jackie is written by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC, a 2012 APEX Award of Excellence winner for Blog Writing. Vance is a real life long-term care nurse. A nationally respected nurse educator and past national LTC Nurse Administrator of the Year, she also is an accomplished stand-up comedienne. She has not starred in her own national television series — yet. The opinions supplied here are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer or her professional affiliates.

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The Real Nurse Jackie is written by Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC, a 2012 APEX Award of Excellence winner for Blog Writing. Vance is a real life long-term care nurse. A nationally respected nurse educator and past national LTC Nurse Administrator of the Year, she also is an accomplished stand-up comedienne. The opinions supplied here are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer or her professional affiliates.

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