Death by Acronym
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.