When I arrived last week I heard these words a few times from my team and it sounded like an inside joke….someone would say “Not present,” in some random context and everyone would laugh. I didn’t get it, but whatever.
I was at the hospital yesterday and I was going through the medications for a patient with one of the local nurses and what was ordered was oral Lasix and we didn’t have any. The local nurse said to me “Not present…not found,” and suddenly I understood. And I laughed.