Neologism: a made-up or created non-word; words that have meaning only to those who use them; can be a symptom of schizophrenia.What's with all the new words being made up hither and yon? The latest is contained in a communication from the hospital
The topic is hospital acquired infections; specifically, preventing them. Back in the olden days, when I actually went to the hospital on a regular basis and was required to serve on a committee, the committee to which I happened to have been assigned was the Infection Control Committee.
Infection Control is a noble pursuit. I have tremendous respect for the Infection Control Nurse (later, "Officer") who ran the meetings and basically kept the hospital Infection Control program running full steam ahead (with fabulous results; our rates of hospital acquired infections, as I recall, were always the anti-Wobegon: well below average.) But now, the title "Infection Control Officer" is no longer good enough. What do you think has replaced it? I'm so glad you asked:
Ouch. That was my language cortex wincing.
Cut me a break. This must be what administrators do to
- Emptying Bedpanist
- Documentarian (Actually, I kind of like that one.)
Vice President of Infection ControlNow that has a nice ring to it.