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- Jul 1, '12 by BacktotheBeachprn adapter=hep lock or saline well. Recently heard the adapter term for the first time and was puzzled.
- Jul 1, '12 by amoLuciahey canned_ bread - I'm from central NJ. I say dwad-num. I only hear duo de num on TV. Viva la difference!
- Jul 2, '12 by rn/writerI had never heard a hospital gown called a johnny until I came to this board. I'm in the midwest, and every place I've ever worked or visited refers to that lovely, exposure-prone garment as a gown. Maybe some of the male patients rebelled against wearing something that sounds feminine in nature and came up with johnny to give it a masculine edge.
- Jul 2, '12 by batmikcefazolin have heard it pronounced two ways sef-foz-o-lin and sef-ah-zoe-lin
- Jul 9, '12 by AeternaIn one of my nursing school placements, the nurses called dexamethasone by its generic name only, or "dex" for short (i.e. "Could you please get me 4mg of PO dex?") In my current workplace, 99% of the time, they seem to call it by its brand name, Decadron. Threw me for a bit of a loop when I started my job, haha!