A little pet peeve

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    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.
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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!
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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
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    and a weitlaner is aaaa what????
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    What are you talking about???? What is a WEITLANER?????

    ??????????????
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?)
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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


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