A little pet peeve - page 6

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... Read More

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    Hey all! I'm not an OR nurse, and wouldn't know a Weitlaner from a Weitlander (would that be the name for a person who lives in Weitland?), but am LMAO just reading this. Sounds so typical of nurses in every area of nursing. We all have our things. For those OB nurses out there..."Can I have my EPIDERMAL now?" Or how about the ever-popular use of very strange names for body parts...I actually had a woman say to me once while I was doing a vag exam to check for cervical dilation (NOT DILATATION, mind you)..."Would you get your hand out of my cooter?" What exactly is a cooter, anyway, and where do people come up with these NAMES?
    Just a few pearls from the land of OB/GYN.... :chuckle

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    In nursing school, where I did scrub and enjoyed it a lot, the Italian OB-gyns called the O'Connor-O'Sullivan retractor, the "Italian" retractor. I don't know if that instrument is still in use, but in a Catholic hospital in the '60's, a hysterectomy = birth control, so in my 4-week OR rotation, I saw the Italian retractor a lot!
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    OB/GYN NP, if you wanna learn some new names for female genitalia, go and see the Vagina Monologues. The Australian version blew my mind - one woman calls hers her 'cootchie-snorcher'!

    My biggest peeve is 'pacific' for 'specific', closely followed by 'aneethatist' for anaesthetist (leaving out the 's'). The S is THERE, so say it! This seems to be a fairly new thing where I am, so my guess is that a nursing lecturer has got it wrong and passed it on to generations of new nurses.
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    I hate it when people type the word "loose" as in not tight, when what they mean is "lose" as in not winning or as in lose your license. It's lose, not loose!!!!!! I think that is the most common mistake on The Web.

    I hate it when experienced nurses and students say "prostrate" when what they mean is "prostate."

    I hate it when when experienced nurses (and students) say "tibia, fibia."
    It it not a "fibia." No such thing!

    It is a fibula. Can you say fib-u-la??!!!

    Whew, I feel so much better now.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Mar 12, '03
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    Originally posted by Hellllllo Nurse
    I hate it when people type the word "loose" as in not tight, when what they mean is "lose" as in not winning or as in lose your license. It's lose, not loose!!!!!! I think that is the most common mistake on The Web.

    I hate it when experienced nurses and students say "prostrate" when what they mean is "prostate."

    I hate it when when experienced nurses (and students) say "tibia, fibia."
    It it not a "fibia." No such thing!

    It is a fibula. Can you say fib-u-la??!!!

    Whew, I feel so much better now.

    Those are my pet peeves too !
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by frannybee
    closely followed by 'aneethatist' for anaesthetist (leaving out the 's'). The S is THERE, so say itclosely followed by 'aneethatist' for anaesthetist (leaving out the 's'). The S is THERE, so say it!


    I have the hardest time saying that word!!! I just end up saying "the anesthesia guy".

    And dilatation/dilation.... I never have figured that one out. Some books say dilatation, some say dilation.


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