oxygen sTaturations - page 5

This is just a pet peeve rant post. But why do some people who should have a basic education on this call it "oxygen stats/ staturations". Drives me crazy. Ive seen people write it and say it. Its... Read More

  1. by   Anoetos
  2. by   PedRN86
    I noticed my new student calling them staturations yesterdays. I felt kind of awkward correcting her, I hate being picky and dashing a student's confidence! I might wait for a quiet moment to say something

    My pet peeve is when people say "owe-dansetron" instead of "ON-dansetron"
  3. by   Hygiene Queen

    How about the aide who told me the reason why she was a no-call/no-show was because there was a "misconfusion" regarding her schedule??

    Had an elderly lady who was very angry about being stuck in her room for iso precautions. She angrily told me, "Why, I don't have any contamigration! How can I contamigrate anyone else?"

    We do orientated, oriented, dilation, dilatation, potato, pa-tah-to... meh!

    We're actually a mixed bag of pronunciations around here and I don't care what you call it as long as I know what you mean... you know, as long as there is no misconfusion or anything like that.
    Last edit by Hygiene Queen on Jan 24, '13 : Reason: clarity
  4. by   BrandonLPN
    Trying to figure out what "misconfusion" means is giving me a headache....
  5. by   danabsn
    I am going to ask my next no call/ no show if he/ she was misconfused about the schedule. Too funny.
  6. by   pa715
    I HATE Diabaet-ez. Isn't it Diabeeteez?
  7. by   Nurse Leigh
    Off the top of my head...

    * I'm hanging a new bag of CardiAzem.

    * Uh oh, my pt has a temperature.
  8. by   Inori
    Hmm nothing wrong with saying oxygen saturation that's its full and correct name anywas. You see the phrase, "O2 Sat" only means something to nursing everyone else is like what? Today while telling clerical to contact someone in biomed that i need a replacement O2 sat reader it got a blank so i wrote Oxygen saturation, pulse ox, thing that reads blood oxygen AND drew a picture of a plastic clamp thing that goes on finger kinda like a big clothing pin.

    Alot of times even doctors forget the proper name for something but they're like uh i need that gauze thing with yellow stuff in middle so it does'nt stick ... you know I had no idea what she was talking about haaa. But later I asked some more senior nurses turns out doc was refering to vasaline gauze!
  9. by   SleeepyRN
    Quote from logank622
    I have a very intelligent friend (pre-med degree but never worked in health care) who uses "exasperate" instead of "exacerbate". It's the only word he has trouble with - he even uses "your" and "you're" properly.I can forgive non-medical people for mispronouncing words. I've given up correcting people when they ask if my eyesight has improved after my LASIX surgery. However, I can't bear medical people using the wrong word. It's not "metoprol" or "metroprol", it's "metoprolol". Right there on the screen, just take the letters one at a time and you'll eventually get there. And my pet peeve is "orientate". "Stacy is orientating with me tonight." No, she's not. She's just orienting. I know they're basically interchangeable and technically they're both correct, but "orientate" just sounds so wrong to me. Pet peeves don't have to be based on reality - let me have this one.
    Finally! Someone else who properly uses "orienting."
  10. by   Nurse Leigh
    I think the problem is that people aren't using oxygen saturation or sat; instead they are using oxygen sTaturation or sTat.
  11. by   SleeepyRN
    Quote from OCNRN63
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the term "dilatation."
    Yep. dilAtation is a word and perfectly acceptable.
  12. by   itsnowornever
    Where is it used most??????

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  13. by   itsnowornever
    And is it dil-aye-tation or dil-ugh-tation????? I have never heard it said that way except by this one person.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!