A little pet peeve

  1. 0 OK, I just gotta say this, but I know it's really petty:

    WEITLANER!!!!!!!! It's called a WEITLANER!!!!!

    W-E-I-T-L-A-N-E-R!!!!!!!


    So why do even experienced nurses persist in adding a "D" to it and calling it a "weitlanDer?"

    That has bothered me for over 25 years.

    OK, now I feel better.

    Thanks for letting me vent.
  2. Visit  stevierae profile page

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    61 Years Old; Joined Mar '02; Posts: 1,890; Likes: 100.

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  3. Visit  RNonsense profile page
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    ..what the h*ll is a "weitlaner"??

    Vent away...I for one will think of you if/when it ever comes up!
  4. Visit  cwazycwissyRN profile page
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    Funny how the eye can see what you hear.; I really thought there was a d in it . I can visualize the d in it. Probably not just said wrong but written wrong by many. IIII really thought there was a d
  5. Visit  ShandyLynnRN profile page
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    and a weitlaner is aaaa what????
  6. Visit  Little One2 profile page
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    What are you talking about???? What is a WEITLANER?????

    ??????????????
  7. Visit  yankeecamper profile page
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    Fine, when I go to work Monday, I am going to look at the catalogue and see how it is spelled. I thought it was a weitlanDer! At least that is all I have ever heard.
  8. Visit  shodobe profile page
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    stevierae, I buy the instruments for the department and it is funny how some experienced nurses can't spell the names correctly. I for one was in that group until I started to do what I do now. You are right in the spelling though, WEITLANER!
    PS, if some of you don't know what it is, then you must be a newbie to the OR. This is a basic inst in most minor sets and ortho sets. Mike
  9. Visit  stevierae profile page
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    Originally posted by shodobe
    stevierae, I buy the instruments for the department and it is funny how some experienced nurses can't spell the names correctly. I for one was in that group until I started to do what I do now. You are right in the spelling though, WEITLANER!
    PS, if some of you don't know what it is, then you must be a newbie to the OR. This is a basic inst in most minor sets and ortho sets. Mike

    Or maybe they are part of that group of nurses who DOES NOT SCRUB!!!!

    Sorry, I just could not resist--nurses who don't/won't scrub are my other pet peeve, one Shodobe shares with me.

    A Weitlaner is a small-self retaining "forked" retractor, commonly used to keep a small incision open--often, one is used at either end of the incision--such as for hernias, breast biopsies, ankle ORIFs.
  10. Visit  plumrn profile page
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    ...another one.
    The word is emaciated, not emancipated!
    I don't know if it is just where I work, the region, or what, but this is one of my little pet peeves. (What a strange phrase, isn't it?)
  11. Visit  2ndCareerRN profile page
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    While we are peeving.....


    How about Phenergan...phen...ur...gan

    Not Phenergran...phen..ur...gran


    OK, I am done now. I have some meds to take before the voices come back.


    bob
  12. Visit  RNonsense profile page
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    H*ll, I'd scrub if they'd let me!!! You have to take the OR course here before you even could get near one...

    Thanks for the definition...I'll be sure to pronouce it properly
  13. Visit  stevierae profile page
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    Originally posted by plumrn
    ...another one.
    The word is emaciated, not emancipated!
    I don't know if it is just where I work, the region, or what, but this is one of my little pet peeves. (What a strange phrase, isn't it?)
    Or "orientated" (wrong!) instead of "oriented" (correct!)

    Example:"

    "I haven't been orientated to that unit (or piece of equipment) yet."

    Or:

    "The patient is alert and orientated X3."

    And what about people who say "woken up" instead of "awakened"? I read that even in the newspaper and in magazines all the time, by journalists who should know better.

    What a can of worms you've opened here, plum!

    Last edit by stevierae on Jan 11, '03
  14. Visit  l.rae profile page
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    my fav from pts...."VOMIKIN AND DI-REAR"


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