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Nursing Lingo Part 6: Walkie/Talkie

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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:

Noun person
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!

Other Nursing Lingo Posts:

Part 5: CYA

Part 4: FLK

Part 3: Frequent Flyers

Part 2: DFO

Part 1: Circling the Drain

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About Lindsay

I'm a nurse and a wife. Mom of two fur babies (read:dogs). I love God, my family, and taking care of people.

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