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.
Jan 24, '13
::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.
Jan 24, '13
by logank622, LPN
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