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  1. 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??

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  3. by   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.
  4. by   SuzieVN
    "Orientated". I got 'orientated' to my job today. Mrs. Smith is alert and 'orientated'. . .
  5. by   SuzieVN
    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!
  6. by   danceyrun
    This isn't medical related but every time someone says "pitchers" when they are speaking of "pictures" I want to scream.
  7. by   morte
    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'. . .
  8. by   morte
    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.
  9. by   eatmysoxRN
    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.

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  10. by   nurse4newlife
    Epidural- epidermal, epiderbal, epigermal. That's patients though
  11. by   psu_213
    Two that really get to me:

    Cardiazem (for Cardizem)
    Vancomiacin (for Vancomycin)
  12. by   marycarney
    Not medical per se, but here are my pet peeves of pronunciation (how alliterative of me )

    Feb-YOU- ary instead of FebRUary
    Temp-a-chur instead of tempERature
    Lit-a-chur instead of litERature
    ELL-inois instead of ILLinois

    My late mother was a stickler for these types of things. If you want to hear someone who pronounces words correctly every time- listen to Alex Trebek (the host of Jeopardy).
  13. by   psu_213
    Quote from marycarney
    If you want to hear someone who pronounces words correctly every time- listen to Alex Trebek (the host of Jeopardy).
    I would probably pronounce everything correctly too if I got a 2nd (or 3rd, etc.) take every time I pronounced something incorrectly.
  14. by   eatmysoxRN
    WaRshington. Ugh. Or waRsh instead of wash in general.

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