What is orderly?

  • (noun): A soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer.
    Example: "The orderly laid out the general's uniform"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A medical orderly (also known as a ward assistant or nurse assistant), is a hospital attendant whose job consists of assisting medical and/or nursing staff with various nursing and/or medical interventions. These duties are classified as routine tasks involving no risk for the patient. Orderlies are typically dressed in all white clothing.

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Some articles on orderly:

Orderly - Operations Assistant
... An Operations Assistant (OA) is a type of orderly trained to assist in the running of an Operating Suite ... As well as fulfilling the duties of an orderly, an OA is responsible for the positioning and readiness of equipment in the operating room and in ...
Cancer Ward - Character List - Clinic Staff
... Nellya - the unreliable orderly who at the end of the book is promoted to food orderly Elizaveta Anatolyevna - the reliable orderly who Kostoglotov ...
RAF Slang - O
... Old Man - the Squadron Commanding Officer Oppo - Mate or Colleague Orderly - Performing admin responsibility on that day which different to normal ... "Billet Orderly" or "Orderly Officer" ...
Bhutanese Democracy - Politics and Culture
... Further information Culture of Bhutan Bhutan is an orderly place ... why the transition to democracy has been orderly and peaceful, however, it is also why the people are generally uneasy about the future and the changes ... lengths as mock elections to train the people and insure an orderly transition ...
The Prussian Officer And Other Stories
... and Other Stories is The Prussian Officer and tells the narrative of Captain and his orderly ... His young orderly is involved in a relationship with a young woman, and the captain, feeling sexual tension with regards to the young man, prevents the orderly from engaging in the relationship by taking up his ... These evenings lead to the captain abusing his orderly and leaving large, painful bruises on his thighs, making it hard for the orderly to walk ...

More definitions of "orderly":

  • (adj): Not haphazard.
    Example: "A series of orderly actions at regular hours"
    Synonyms: systematic
  • (adj): Devoid of violence or disruption.
    Example: "An orderly crowd confronted the president"
  • (adj): Marked by or adhering to method or system.
    Example: "A clean orderly man"; "an orderly mind"; "an orderly desk"
  • (adj): Marked by system or regularity or discipline.
    Example: "An orderly universe"
    Synonyms: ordered, regulated
  • (adj): Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts.
    Example: "The orderly presentation"
    Synonyms: consistent, logical, ordered
  • (noun): A male hospital attendant who has general non-medical duties.
    Synonyms: hospital attendant

Famous quotes containing the word orderly:

    “New order of the ages” did we say?
    If it looks none too orderly today,
    ‘Tis a confusion it was ours to start
    So in it have to take courageous part.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Whereas Freud was for the most part concerned with the morbid effects of unconscious repression, Jung was more interested in the manifestations of unconscious expression, first in the dream and eventually in all the more orderly products of religion and art and morals.
    Lewis Mumford (1895–1990)

    An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
    George Mikes (1912–1987)