oxygen sTaturations - page 6

by Creamsoda | 11,841 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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    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."
    leslie :-D likes this.
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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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    "SUGAR DIABEETUS"?
    KelRN215, Sweeshynurse, nrsang97, and 3 others like this.
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    I noticed my new student calling them staturations yesterdays. I felt kind of awkward correcting her, I hate being picky and dashing a student's confidence! I might wait for a quiet moment to say something

    My pet peeve is when people say "owe-dansetron" instead of "ON-dansetron"
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    Hmm.

    How about the aide who told me the reason why she was a no-call/no-show was because there was a "misconfusion" regarding her schedule??

    Had an elderly lady who was very angry about being stuck in her room for iso precautions. She angrily told me, "Why, I don't have any contamigration! How can I contamigrate anyone else?"

    We do orientated, oriented, dilation, dilatation, potato, pa-tah-to... meh!

    We're actually a mixed bag of pronunciations around here and I don't care what you call it as long as I know what you mean... you know, as long as there is no misconfusion or anything like that.
    Last edit by Hygiene Queen on Jan 24, '13 : Reason: clarity
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    Trying to figure out what "misconfusion" means is giving me a headache....
    teeniebert, noyesno, NutmeggeRN, and 2 others like this.
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    I am going to ask my next no call/ no show if he/ she was misconfused about the schedule. Too funny.
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
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    I HATE Diabaet-ez. Isn't it Diabeeteez?
    Compassion_x likes this.
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    Off the top of my head...

    * I'm hanging a new bag of CardiAzem.

    * Uh oh, my pt has a temperature.
    FlorenceFrightengale likes this.
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    Hmm nothing wrong with saying oxygen saturation that's its full and correct name anywas. You see the phrase, "O2 Sat" only means something to nursing everyone else is like what? Today while telling clerical to contact someone in biomed that i need a replacement O2 sat reader it got a blank so i wrote Oxygen saturation, pulse ox, thing that reads blood oxygen AND drew a picture of a plastic clamp thing that goes on finger kinda like a big clothing pin.

    Alot of times even doctors forget the proper name for something but they're like uh i need that gauze thing with yellow stuff in middle so it does'nt stick ... you know I had no idea what she was talking about haaa. But later I asked some more senior nurses turns out doc was refering to vasaline gauze!


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