Ok. So I'll start by saying that when I hear the office or a nurse say "orientate", it is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Its orient, not orientate.
Another one is O2 "stat". Its O2 sat, as in saturation.
Its trach, not "trache".
Or parents who tell me their kid has a trachea...I sure hope so! I want to tell them their kid isn't special for that and that we all have a trachea.
Parents that tell their kid I'll give them a shot if they don't behave. I'm not around to cause pain or scare a child.
And parents that speak Walmart! When they tell me they want to "axe me" I fear for my life or my job and then they just ask me a question.
Incorrect spelling of meds. It can lead to a med error. The med name is on the container. It can be looked up online if needed. I can't stand hearing "Phenergren", its phenergan.
Seeing/hearing yankauer spelled/said incorrectly. Passy-Muir is another.
Formula doesn't always have milk in it. Some patients are allergic to milk/dairy. Calling it milk and saying you don't want your kid to drink milk because its too much milk just sounds silly.
I'll think of more. Any others?
Lol. The OP hit most of mine except for "your son has a temperature." Everyone has a temperature. Even dead bodies left in a snowbank for a week have a temperature.
Nurses that called it "yanker" instead of yankauer was like nails on a chalkboard for me.
O2 Stats. Also nails on chalkboard for me.
Last edit by ventmommy on Nov 2, '13
: Reason: Added more annoyances....
On that same link above I found this:
50 Incorrect Pronunciations That You Should Avoid
36. orient – This word has three syllables. As a verb it means to place something in its proper position in relation to something else. It comes from a word meaning “east” and originally meant positioning something in relation to the east. Now it is used with a more general meaning. Say /OR-I-ENT/, not /or-i-en-tate/.
Last edit by Spidey's mom on Nov 2, '13