oxygen sTaturations - page 2

by Creamsoda 11,357 Views | 103 Comments

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 sat!!! Saturation! Ok end... Read More


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    I have a very intelligent friend (pre-med degree but never worked in health care) who uses "exasperate" instead of "exacerbate". It's the only word he has trouble with - he even uses "your" and "you're" properly.

    I can forgive non-medical people for mispronouncing words. I've given up correcting people when they ask if my eyesight has improved after my LASIX surgery. However, I can't bear medical people using the wrong word. It's not "metoprol" or "metroprol", it's "metoprolol". Right there on the screen, just take the letters one at a time and you'll eventually get there. And my pet peeve is "orientate". "Stacy is orientating with me tonight." No, she's not. She's just orienting. I know they're basically interchangeable and technically they're both correct, but "orientate" just sounds so wrong to me. Pet peeves don't have to be based on reality - let me have this one.
    Last edit by logank622 on Jan 24, '13 : Reason: clarifying
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    Quote from logank622
    I have a very intelligent friend (pre-med degree but never worked in health care) who uses "exasperate" instead of "exacerbate". It's the only word he has trouble with - he even uses "your" and "you're" properly.

    I can forgive non-medical people for mispronouncing words. I've given up correcting people when they ask if my eyesight has improved after my LASIX surgery. However, I can't bear medical people using the wrong word. It's not "metoprol" or "metroprol", it's "metoprolol". Right there on the screen, just take the letters one at a time and you'll eventually get there. And my pet peeve is "orientate". "Stacy is orientating with me tonight." No, she's not. She's just orienting. I know I'm fighting a losing battle there, but using longer words doesn't make you look smarter.
    Ugh!!!! Orientate. I hear that one all the time. The other one that bothers me is "milnirone" instead of "milrinone".
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    Haaate orientate.
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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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    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.
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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!
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    When I worked in orthopedics I hated rotator CUP. Orientate drives me crazy as well.
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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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    I hate when penicillin allergies are written "PNC" instead of "PCN"

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