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... Read More

  1. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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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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  3. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    As long as we're being linguistically nit picky, "au" technically means "to the" in French. It's a contraction of a+le. The French word for "with" is "avec". For some reason in French the preposition "to" is often used where in English we would use "with". For example, "the man with a hat" is "l'homme au chapeau" and not "l'homme avec un chapeau". Languages are funny that way. It's really kind of interesting.
  4. Visit  workingharder profile page
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    Personally, if I can string six words together into a coherent sentence at 0600 I feel I've accomplished something.
    Also, whenever I hear the phrase "hot water heater", I always ask, why?
  5. Visit  samjales profile page
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    The one that really drives me crazy is "Oldtimers Disease"
  6. Visit  hecallsmeDuchess profile page
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    How about 'testes' instead of tests, as in "how many testes is my father going to get today?" I'm always tempted to say "two, same as he came in with."
  7. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Quote from hecallsmeDuchess
    How about 'testes' instead of tests, as in "how many testes is my father going to get today?" I'm always tempted to say "two, same as he came in with."
    Hahahaha!

    ICU unit...ATM machine is the worst bc they put it on signs everywhere!

    "verygross" veins and "oldtimers" disease actually make sense! Lol

    And someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "dilitation" actually what they say in England?
  8. Visit  Sweeshynurse profile page
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    I literally laughed out loud with that one!!! LOL
  9. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    I was doing narc counts with two different nurses recently who both said fentalyn instead of fentanyl.

    I also work with a nurse who always says "continent" when speaking of long-acting narcs, ie, hydromorph continent instead of Hydromorph Contin.
  10. Visit  Sweeshynurse profile page
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    Quote from hecallsmeDuchess
    How about 'testes' instead of tests, as in "how many testes is my father going to get today?" I'm always tempted to say "two, same as he came in with."





    I literally LOL'd with this one!!!!
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  11. Visit  LobotRN profile page
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    The verbal ones are cringe worthy, but what REALLY drives me bonkers is when emails arrive with titles such as "Procedure Update on Suringe Disposal" ----and they all come from our clinical nurse educator . Then again, she is of the group that says "sahn-ta-meet-er" and "um-buh-like-us." Eeep!
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  12. Visit  RT_Skyler profile page
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    I heard a doc say it the other day! It sent a chill down my spine. lol
  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from itsnowornever
    Dilitation instead if dilation. Drives me bonkers!!!!!! (And yes, one of my preceptors uses it!!!!)

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the term "dilatation."
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  14. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the term "dilatation."
    Didn't know it was, perhaps it's more prominent is the "saaahntameter " crew then and I'm not worthy lol

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!


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