oxygen sTaturations - page 3

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  danabsn profile page
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    If a patient says things incorrectly I don't mind nearly as much as when a fellow nurse does.

    During school I had a preceptor in the surgery department frequently refer to the OR room. Really? Operating room room? Drove me nuts. Same for ER room or ED department. Aaahhhh!! Lol
  2. Visit  1wellnessnurse profile page
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    How about when they are worried that they have "amonia"?

    Or "verygross veins" instead of varicose veins?
    Tina, RN and anotherone like this.
  3. Visit  danabsn profile page
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    IbuprofRen and acetaminophRen. If you can't say it correctly just call it Tylenol or Motrin.
  4. Visit  CYoungLPN profile page
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    Quote from 1wellnessnurse
    How about when they are worried that they have "amonia"?

    Or "verygross veins" instead of varicose veins?
    U took the "ammonia" one right out of my mouth & then they are beyond serious when they say it too
  5. Visit  paradiseboundRN profile page
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    One of my co-workers wrote HEAL instead of HEEL every time she documented on a certain wound patient. Arghh!
    teeniebert likes this.
  6. Visit  FlyingScot profile page
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    Enormous thread already exists on this very topic. I'll try to find it. Also, although uncommon in the US "orientate" is actually a correct use. I believe it may be the British English form.

    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...ly-312525.html

    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...ce-381596.html
  7. Visit  plumbtrician profile page
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    We had a "cadillac areest" one night
    Compassion_x and LTCNS like this.
  8. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    I work with a nurse who pronounces the "p" in pneumonia. I don't correct her because it's pretty funny.

    I've also heard this nurse tell a resident that metformin is an "insulin pill". I'd like to be able to say she was just "dumbing it down" for the resident's benefit but, alas, this was not the case. She really thinks it's an oral form of insulin....
  9. Visit  GrnTea 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.

    I hate to be the one to say this... it's suprapubic, all one word.

    Likewise, it's also postoperative and intra(anything).

    Thankyouverymuch.
    Stcroix and OCNRN63 like this.
  10. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from danabsn
    If a patient says things incorrectly I don't mind nearly as much as when a fellow nurse does.

    During school I had a preceptor in the surgery department frequently refer to the OR room. Really? Operating room room? Drove me nuts. Same for ER room or ED department. Aaahhhh!! Lol
    Or automatic teller machine machine, or with au jus. ("Au" is french for "with," it's not a type of jus (juice).) Oh,and shrimp scampi. "Scampi" means "shrimp."
    KelRN215, anotherone, and BrandonLPN like this.
  11. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    I hate to be the one to say this... it's suprapubic, all one word. Likewise, it's also postoperative and intra(anything). Thankyouverymuch.
    GrnTea, I doubt very much that you actually hate to be the one to say that.....
  12. Visit  danabsn profile page
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    Just heard this at the pharmacy....."can someone help me find the blood pressure cups". Hmmmm. I'd like to see one of those too.
  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Ah.... busted. But sometimes it's as hard to teach things as it is to learn them.

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