oxygen sTaturations - page 9

by Creamsoda

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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 OCNRN63

    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.
    Noooo!!!!! Didn't think YOU were being snobby at all!

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    'Atenol' and 'Tynol' are 'not uncommon', as are 'vomitting' and 'stomache'; I see these alot... sometimes even allot.
    SleeepyRN and NutmeggeRN like this.
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    Quote from Creamsoda
    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.
    I work in Quality Mgmt entering incident reports-unbelievable how many intelligent nurses report patients were found "in the floor".
    Really? How deep were they?
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    Deep 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!
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    Subscription instead of prescription. Yikes.
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    Obstipation is a real word. It means severe constipation.
    teeniebert and OCNRN63 like this.
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    You 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!
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    I work with a nurse who abbreviates acetaminophen as ASAP, instead of APAP.
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    We had a nurse document that a pt was on "hormoans"
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    Lozenger instead of lozenge.


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