For our latest installment of Nursing Lingo, we turn to another one of my favorites, “Walkie/Talkie.” This phrase is darn near poetry. It efficiently packs a whole lot of punch into just 4 syllables.
You might hear this while getting report. I think my best definition of “Walking/Talkie” would be:
1. A patient who is alert and oriented x3, ambulatory, at very low risk for falls, and independent in activities of daily living.
2. A cake walk.
So, when you hear this phrase, you’re in luck!! Would other nurses out there agree with the definition or modify it? Let me know!
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