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oxygen sTaturations - page 2

This is just a pet peeve rant post. But why do some people who should have a basic education on this call it "oxygen stats/ staturations". Drives me crazy. Ive seen people write it and say it. Its... Read More

  1. Visit  iluvivt profile page
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    It bugs me when I hear nurses say " antecubical" it is the antecubital fossa.
    I have a quite a few patients say they are on a Hefrin drip.
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  2. Visit  kat7464 profile page
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    How about the patient that told me they were on Coudamin? Or the other patient who had an appt with his urinologist to discuss a supra pubic catheter.
  3. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Quote from kat7464
    How about the patient that told me they were on Coudamin? Or the other patient who had an appt with his urinologist to discuss a supra pubic catheter.
    Aww, "urinologist" is actually cute!
  4. Visit  danabsn profile page
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    When I worked in orthopedics I hated rotator CUP. Orientate drives me crazy as well.
  5. Visit  anotherone profile page
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    Sahhhntameter @@ pretentious sounding to me. i haven't heard it in awhile, though.
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    Quote from anotherone
    Sahhhntameter @@ pretentious sounding to me. i haven't heard it in awhile, though.
    Lol, I think there was a thread about this a while back...totally agree.
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  7. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
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    I hate when penicillin allergies are written "PNC" instead of "PCN"

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  8. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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    It's because people don't know the derivations, largely because of educational deficits.

    They don't know what oxygen saturation measures, i.e., the percentage of red blood cells with their iron-bearing hemoglobin molecules saturated with oxygen, and they think that because that handy little gadget gives them an answer right away it has something to do with "stat."

    They don't know what sugar tongs are because they've never seen them used to place sugar cubes in tea in a civilized manner.

    They don't know the proper terms for medications and anatomical/physiological concepts because they were never required to use them properly, or maybe because they never learned them in the first place.

    They call them "tarry stools" to rhyme with "Harry," as in "do not tarry or you'll be late," because they don't recognize that digested blood is black and sticky like tar and not something to do with timing; I could go on.
  9. Visit  sunny3811 profile page
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    I cannot stand it when people say "I got the sugar" UGH! You have Diabetes not "the sugar"
    OhioRn11, NutmeggeRN, loriangel14, and 4 others like this.
  10. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    Dilitation instead if dilation. Drives me bonkers!!!!!! (And yes, one of my preceptors uses it!!!!)

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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  11. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    Quote from anotherone
    Sahhhntameter @@ pretentious sounding to me. i haven't heard it in awhile, though.
    Yet another one used by the same preceptor that says "dilitation"

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    Quote from danabsn
    When I worked in orthopedics I hated rotator CUP. Orientate drives me crazy as well.
    Also used by my preceptor that says "dilitation" and "saaahntameter" lmao

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  13. Visit  sssT profile page
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    My favorite is "submersion" instead of aversion.

    I agree with GrnTea, but it's fun to chuckle sometimes. Before taking the opportunity to provide a little patient teaching, of course...

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