oxygen sTaturations - page 7

by Creamsoda | 11,831 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 logank622
    I have a very intelligent friend (pre-med degree but never worked in health care) who uses "exasperate" instead of "exacerbate". It's the only word he has trouble with - he even uses "your" and "you're" properly.I can forgive non-medical people for mispronouncing words. I've given up correcting people when they ask if my eyesight has improved after my LASIX surgery. However, I can't bear medical people using the wrong word. It's not "metoprol" or "metroprol", it's "metoprolol". Right there on the screen, just take the letters one at a time and you'll eventually get there. And my pet peeve is "orientate". "Stacy is orientating with me tonight." No, she's not. She's just orienting. I know they're basically interchangeable and technically they're both correct, but "orientate" just sounds so wrong to me. Pet peeves don't have to be based on reality - let me have this one.
    Finally! Someone else who properly uses "orienting."
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    I think the problem is that people aren't using oxygen saturation or sat; instead they are using oxygen sTaturation or sTat.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the term "dilatation."
    Yep. dilAtation is a word and perfectly acceptable.
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    Where is it used most??????

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    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!
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    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
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    Oh, and I know it's not medical, but "alot" is used so frequently even on this site by intelligent people
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    We have a nurse on our floor that charts her patients as "afrebrile"..... every time.
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    My nursing instructor used to say e-so-fog-us and se-fink-e-ter... My co worker called it ah-bu-men
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    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 ~
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