Do you ever correct people about medical stuff? - page 10

I'm not talking about patient education, I'm just talking about general conversation. I hear people get things wrong medically all the time, but I rarely correct people. For example, a relative said the other day that she... Read More

  1. 4
    My grandmother used to get after me about going outside in the winter with wet hair (she really didn't like it if my hair actually froze...) Did I WANT to get pneumonia?!?! Even as a teenager I know this wasn't possible, but she wasn't the type you argued with.

    This may be off topic, but, if I ever have to write a big research paper... I am going to study the efficacy of a bar of soap in the bed to prevent restless legs in elderly women.

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 0
    Quote from Creamsoda

    to be fair, I used to pronounce it that way, I could have sworn that was how we leaned it in Canada, im now in the US and say it "de- breed", but unless I was just sorely wrong, I think thats how its pronounced in some areas.
    I'm from Canada, and we say de-bride, not de-breed.
  3. 3
    Quote from lorirn58
    If they do not believe me, they can go look it up.
    I believe that's the problem in a LOT of misinformed cases already!
    Altra, Hygiene Queen, and mappers like this.
  4. 1
    Quote from SaoirseRN
    I'm from Canada, and we say de-bride, not de-breed.
    Although from UK now in Canada we also say de-bride in the UK
    Meriwhen likes this.
  5. 2
    Quote from Do-over
    My grandmother used to get after me about going outside in the winter with wet hair (she really didn't like it if my hair actually froze...) Did I WANT to get pneumonia?!?! Even as a teenager I know this wasn't possible, but she wasn't the type you argued with.

    This may be off topic, but, if I ever have to write a big research paper... I am going to study the efficacy of a bar of soap in the bed to prevent restless legs in elderly women.

    Too funny, let me tell you after I had a car accident I had nerve damage and problems with restless legs and in desperation I tried the bar of soap in the bed and it didnt work LOL
    Do-over and Hygiene Queen like this.
  6. 0
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Although from UK now in Canada we also say de-bride in the UK
    I'm Australian, we say "de-bride" also. If anyone pronounced it "de-breed" they would definitely get funny looks! I've never heard it pronounced that way. I guess we say it the British English way
  7. 1
    One time when I was working in the CTICU, my pt had severe pulmonary HTN. The ACNP was rounding on my pt and asked if the pt was still on nitrous oxide. I asked her, "Really? He's on nitrous? Was he up laughing all night?" She looked at me as if I were the idiot and continued rounding on the rest of the patients on the unit, likely never realizing that she was the one who didn't know the difference between nitrous oxide (a general anesthetic) and nitric oxide (vasodilator). Glad I was only floating to that unit and never had to work with that NP again
    Compassion_x likes this.
  8. 1
    I hate it when TV shows and movies have the doctors/nurses shock the coding patient when they're flatlining. You don't shock someone in asystole. Horrible, horrible hack writing.
    goodgrief likes this.
  9. 3
    DH refuses to watch anything medical related with me. I critique the whole thing.
  10. 0
    Quote from lorirn58
    I correct fellow nurses and doctors quite a bit when they are talking about something grossly outlandish that they know nothing about, have not kept up with current practice, or are just plain wrong possibly leading to patient harm. I will have a conversation when someone (layperson) has false information and remember, it is not what you say but HOW you say it. If they think that I am a know-it-all, too bad. If they do not believe me, they can go look it up.
    ^Agreed...pretty much my method ..it is HOW you say it. However if one feels that they are going to come off as a know-it-all, then intervene for danger, IMHO...


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top