OMG Say it correctly! - page 12

by seanynjboy | 29,352 Views | 219 Comments

There is just somethings that really bother me, specifically mispronunciation of words. The specific abbreviation that realllllly grinds my gears is when a nurse or CNA/PCT says " O2 STATS" O2 "stat"uration? Anyone have... Read More


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    EXspecially instead of especially. The same instructor that said prostrate said this. Drove.me.nuts.
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    Not a pronunciation issue, but it irritates me when our DON leaves a message for the "Aids" on the bulletin board. She does it all the time.
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    Quote from girlmeetsworld
    sontimeter for centimeter. I also cringe every time someone says prostrate.
    omg i cannot stand this one!!!
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    haha i totally said it backwards, its was early in the morning when i posted =_=

    in addition to that though however, i remember there was 2 ways they mispronounced it. in addition to pericordial, they was also say "pre-CARDIAL" or "pericardial" altogether. i always thought to myself a pericardial thump will do the trick if you want to convert the patients rhythm alright...

    convert it to asystole.

    which also, how do you all pronounce diastole ?
    I say "Die-ass-toe-lee" but i hear alot "die-ass-toll"
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    Quote from jonnyvirgo
    haha i totally said it backwards, its was early in the morning when i posted =_=

    in addition to that though however, i remember there was 2 ways they mispronounced it. in addition to pericordial, they was also say "pre-CARDIAL" or "pericardial" altogether. i always thought to myself a pericardial thump will do the trick if you want to convert the patients rhythm alright...

    convert it to asystole.

    which also, how do you all pronounce diastole ?
    I say "Die-ass-toe-lee" but i hear alot "die-ass-toll"
    LOL, I was totally gonna put on my preceptor pants and talk about how some might think "pericardial" would make more sense, along with an anatomy lesson, and why it would be unwise to do a pericardial thump. Glad I cut it off where I did! :\

    I say sis-toe-lee and die-ass-toe-lee as well, think that is correct, but I have heard it pronounced the other way many times as well.
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    sahhhhhhnatmeter
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    I live in Louisiana, and while working in a rural ER, pretty often We would hear a patient say "usedtacould" - when we asked about activity - "can u walk up stairs? Not now but I usedtacould. ."
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    Quote from anotherone
    sahhhhhhnatmeter
    ahhhhhhhh . . fingernails on a chalkboard . . .

    LOL
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    I'm from Arkansas. "Ferry" and "Fairy" sound alike, but not "furry". Merry, marry, and Mary sound alike. Gulf and golf sound different. Pin and pen sound alike. I can say "pictures" and "pitchers" differently, but when I'm speaking fast or not thinking about it they sound almost identical. I still say "feb-you-wary", it's nearly impossible for me to pronounce that darned R. (Closest I could get would be -- fe-brew-airy.) I say "our" like "r" (supposedly it's supposed to be like "hour"). "Aunt" like "ant". But according to an accent test, I have either a "neutral" or "western" accent, not Southern.

    My sister-in-law, however, went to Arizona and couldn't manage to order iced tea. Apparently it kept coming out "tay" -- like the first syllable in tazer, except elongated.
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    Quote from jonnyvirgo
    my PRECEPTORS used to say "PRE-cordial thump" instead of "PERI-cordial"



    CodeteamB
    Sorry, but precordial is the correct term

    It's back!http://heartcentertraining.com/blog/precordial-thump

    The Precordial Thump
    It’s old school. It looks cool. Its rarely done. It’s back. The precordial thump is now back in the 2010 ACLS guidelines.

    2010 (New): The precordial thump should not be used for unwitnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The precordial thump may be considered for patients with witnessed, monitored, unstable VT (including pulseless VT) if a defibrillator is not immediately ready for use, but it should not delay CPR and shock delivery.
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