oxygen sTaturations

  1. 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.
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  2. 103 Comments

  3. by   Rhi007
    It kinda falls under the '...my husband has prostrate cancer....' erk! I'm forever correcting family and friends
  4. by   angiehope111
    How about "I'm vomicking And need Phennagan" ?
  5. by   registeredin06
    I've never heard staturation...that's pretty pitiful. Amniodarone is the one that drives me bananas.
  6. by   Carrig RN
    Quote from registeredin06
    I've never heard staturation...that's pretty pitiful. Amniodarone is the one that drives me bananas.
    Amniodarone is my pet peeve. It's AMIodarone people.
  7. by   CheesePotato
    ::snirk:: One of my favorites is "sugar-thong splint". Oh mercy, please no. It's tong.....Tong.
    Last edit by CheesePotato on Jan 24, '13 : Reason: I blame the coffee jitters.
  8. by   nrsang97
    How about those that say the patient is here for an exasperation of their asthma? It is EXACERBATION people. I was working with a nurse who has been a nurse longer than I have been alive saying that in report.
  9. by   sapphire18
    Or "my momma had to go on dialis" (dialysis)

    Or the ACLS INSTRUCTOR that calls it the "defibulator"...like nails on a chalkboard!!!
  10. by   CYoungLPN
    Lol or how about "I think he's artistic" *side eye* it's AUTISTIC people....AUTISTIC
  11. by   tacoman67
    For some reason, I've hearing "High Blood Pleasure" recently.. Coughing with Running nose..
  12. by   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.
    Last edit by logank622 on Jan 24, '13 : Reason: clarifying
  13. by   limaRN
    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 I'm fighting a losing battle there, but using longer words doesn't make you look smarter.
    Ugh!!!! Orientate. I hear that one all the time. The other one that bothers me is "milnirone" instead of "milrinone".
  14. by   sapphire18
    Haaate orientate.

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