oxygen sTaturations - page 5

by Creamsoda 11,589 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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    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.
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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?
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    The one that really drives me crazy is "Oldtimers Disease"
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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."
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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?
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    I literally laughed out loud with that one!!! LOL
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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.
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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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    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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    I heard a doc say it the other day! It sent a chill down my spine. lol


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