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- Jan 25 by CmenurseQuote from CreamsodaI work in Quality Mgmt entering incident reports-unbelievable how many intelligent nurses report patients were found "in the floor".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 rant.
Really? How deep were they?
- Jan 25 by primarycaresDeep breath, this is my first posting after reading for years, but in report the other day my patient's primary complaint/diagnosis was stated and written as obstipation, as in small bowel obstruction and severe constipation. My charge nurse insisted that it is a real term; I'm only a new grad 6-month med-surg RN so what do I know? And I must admit I haven't looked it up.
One thing I do know, is that her NG tube suction was bringing up "poopvomit," a term my fellow clinical students and I agreed should be a word back in nursing school. If you have encountered it, you know what I'm talking about!
- Jan 25 by Shiner50Subscription instead of prescription. Yikes.
- Jan 25 by primarycaresYou are absolutely right now that I have put it out there, that obstipation is a real word. But to be fair and a little (maybe a lot) nitpicky, it describes a situation of prolonged severe constipation that suggests an obstruction is near, rather than an actual diagnosis. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
- Jan 25 by littlekaneRNWe had a nurse document that a pt was on "hormoans"