oxygen sTaturations - page 4

by Creamsoda 11,310 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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    One of my co-workers wrote HEAL instead of HEEL every time she documented on a certain wound patient. Arghh!
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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
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    We had a "cadillac areest" one night
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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....
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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.
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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."
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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.....
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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.
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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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    Oh, geez...

    Rotary Cup

    Atenonol

    Listen-pril

    Simvastin

    Torpul (Toprol)

    Cur-doo (K-Dur)

    High blood (pressure or sugar)

    Low blood (anemia)

    I could go on for days!
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