oxygen sTaturations - page 4
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
- 0Jan 24, '13 by FlyingScotEnormous 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.
- 4Jan 24, '13 by BrandonLPNI 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....
- 2Quote from kat7464How 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).
- 3Quote from danabsnOr 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."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
- 6Jan 24, '13 by BrandonLPNQuote from GrnTeaGrnTea, I doubt very much that you actually hate to be the one to say that.....I hate to be the one to say this... it's suprapubic, all one word. Likewise, it's also postoperative and intra(anything). Thankyouverymuch.