Do you ever correct people about medical stuff? - page 8

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... Read More

  1. Visit  SaoirseRN} profile page
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    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.
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  3. Visit  CloudySue} profile page
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    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!
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  4. Visit  Silverdragon102} profile page
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    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
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  5. Visit  madwife2002} profile page
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    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
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  6. Visit  suga_junkie} profile page
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    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. Visit  goodgrief} profile page
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    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
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  8. Visit  BrandonLPN} profile page
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    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.
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  9. Visit  AngelfireRN} profile page
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    DH refuses to watch anything medical related with me. I critique the whole thing.
  10. Visit  LadyFree28} profile page
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    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...
  11. Visit  Do-over} profile page
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    Quote from madwife2002
    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
    There has got to be SOMETHING to it - some swear by it =).

    For the sake of my future research, what kind of soap did you use?
  12. Visit  RNJill} profile page
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    Pretty much never...sometimes I'll pass along little educational tidbits to immediate family members when there is something that totally relates to them, but the rest of the time it's either 1) something that I don't really care about or, rarely 2) something soooo wrong/annoying that I know I'd be rude if I did say something.
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  13. Visit  lovingtheunloved} profile page
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    I didn't correct a friend who told me she had trigeminal neuralgia in her hip. It about killed me not to tell her that was anatomically impossible.
  14. Visit  canned_bread} profile page
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    I used to, but I am scared about being known as a "know it all" so now I don't! Unless it has to do with antibiotic misuse, then I pipe up!


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