OMG Say it correctly!

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    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 anything else that people misspell or mispronounce that gets them going??

    aTOMicTom, CharlieChase, nrsang97, and 2 others like this.
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    There have been a few threads like this and it seems everywhere somebody says O2 stats!

    It always irks me when people say amNiodarone instead of amiodarone, or the multiple ways in which people butcher metoprolol.
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    "Orientated". I got 'orientated' to my job today. Mrs. Smith is alert and 'orientated'. . .
    FineAgain, kylee_adns, carolinapooh, and 26 others like this.
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    Quote from SaoirseRN
    There have been a few threads like this and it seems everywhere somebody says O2 stats!

    It always irks me when people say amNiodarone instead of amiodarone, or the multiple ways in which people butcher metoprolol.

    My mom took metprolal for her essential tremors!
    kylee_adns and PeepnBiscuitsRN like this.
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    This isn't medical related but every time someone says "pitchers" when they are speaking of "pictures" I want to scream.
    calivianya, Baubo516, squidbilly, and 7 others like this.
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    orientated is a perfectly fine word....you just aren't used to hearing it.
    Quote from SuzieVN
    "Orientated". I got 'orientated' to my job today. Mrs. Smith is alert and 'orientated'. . .
    aTOMicTom, mom2cka, and Gold_SJ like this.
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    regional dialect.....? like axed instead of asked?.
    Quote from danceyrun
    This isn't medical related but every time someone says "pitchers" when they are speaking of "pictures" I want to scream.
    seanynjboy, DawnJ, and LockportRN like this.
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    Quote from morte
    regional dialect.....? like axed instead of asked?.
    Ohhhh that one hits me hard. Along with using the wrong words like "she don't be wanting that medication." I dislike it.

    Dilaudid gets mispronounced frequently as well.

    "A lot" has that space.

    I see charting sometimes with missing a missing "g" that makes it sound like I'm living in Sweet Home Alabama.

    Then the infamous spelling of purulent that had a pervasive meaning.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
    kylee_adns, mc3, seanynjboy, and 4 others like this.
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    Epidural- epidermal, epiderbal, epigermal. That's patients though
    RNlove17, besaangel, and wannabecnl like this.
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    Two that really get to me:

    Cardiazem (for Cardizem)
    Vancomiacin (for Vancomycin)
    donsterRN and opossum like this.


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