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oxygen sTaturations

  1. 19 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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  3. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
    #1 5
    It kinda falls under the '...my husband has prostrate cancer....' erk! I'm forever correcting family and friends
  4. Visit  angiehope111 profile page
    #2 6
    How about "I'm vomicking And need Phennagan" ?
  5. Visit  registeredin06 profile page
    #3 2
    I've never heard staturation...that's pretty pitiful. Amniodarone is the one that drives me bananas.
  6. Visit  Carrig RN profile page
    #4 1
    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. Visit  CheesePotato profile page
    #5 1
    ::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. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
    #6 6
    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. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
    #7 5
    Or "my momma had to go on dialis" (dialysis)

    Or the ACLS INSTRUCTOR that calls it the "defibulator"...like nails on a chalkboard!!!
  10. Visit  CYoungLPN profile page
    #8 2
    Lol or how about "I think he's artistic" *side eye* it's AUTISTIC people....AUTISTIC
  11. Visit  tacoman67 profile page
    #9 1
    For some reason, I've hearing "High Blood Pleasure" recently.. Coughing with Running nose..
  12. Visit  logank622 profile page
    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. Visit  limaRN profile page
    #11 1
    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. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
    #12 7
    Haaate orientate.

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