oxygen sTaturations - page 6

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. by   SleeepyRN
    Quote from itsnowornever
    And is it dil-aye-tation or dil-ugh-tation????? I have never heard it said that way except by this one person.Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
    Its dil-uh-tation. I heard it the most from my pharmacology instructor when referring to cardiac drugs.
    Last edit by SleeepyRN on Jan 25, '13 : Reason: edit
  2. by   SleeepyRN
    Oh, and I know it's not medical, but "alot" is used so frequently even on this site by intelligent people
  3. by   halfpast
    We have a nurse on our floor that charts her patients as "afrebrile"..... every time.
  4. by   dah doh
    My nursing instructor used to say e-so-fog-us and se-fink-e-ter... My co worker called it ah-bu-men
  5. by   eatmysoxRN
    Quote from SleeepyRN
    Oh, and I know it's not medical, but "alot" is used so frequently even on this site by intelligent people
    Yes! This! Ever since I encountered hyperbole and a half... The blog... I always picture a monster when I see the word "alot."

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  6. by   NurseK426
    "He's alert and orientated times four."

    Hate it.
  7. by   1pinknurse
    My biggest pet peeve is advice & advise used inappropriately. When you are asking someone for their opinion, it is asking for ADVICE. When you asking for a response, hence you are looking for someone to ADVISE you regarding a matter. I know I sometimes make spelling errors especially in this technological age but I really try not too.
  8. by   djules
    "open laceration"
  9. by   1wellnessnurse
    oh man I forgot how to spell ammonia!
  10. by   ADN2B
    Respitory
  11. by   tmartin83
    Scalpel and Scapula seems to be common, lol.
  12. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from itsnowornever
    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!
    I'm not quite sure what this is supposed to mean. I was pointing out that it is, in fact, a word. There's no snobbery intended.
  13. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from ADN2B
    Respitory
    Believe it or not, I worked somewhere where not only was that how it was paged overhead, but how it was listed in the hospital directory as well.

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