Glossary of Terms - Pediatric Care

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alarms

You may here different kinds of alarms in the hospital

Monitor alarms will sound when heart rate, respiratory rate or oxygen saturation fall outside an acceptable range

Medication pump alarms will sound to notify staff that a treatment or infusion is complete

Ventilator alarms will sound to notify staff of a disruption in the circuit or a change in the delivered support. Staff in the NICU/PICU set alarms to go off at the slightest change and before a serious problem arises. This may cause false alarms at times, but it allows us to observe your child closely. Alarms may also be observed from the nursing station.

Bed and chair alarms will sound to notify a healthcare provider of activity of a patient in their bed/chair

Patient safety alarms sound to notify healthcare providers that there is motion through the doorways.

ambu bag

an inflatable bag connected to oxygen that a doctor, nurse or respiratory therapist can use to help you breathe

ambu bag

an inflatable bag connected to oxygen that a doctor, nurse or respiratory therapist can use to help you breathe

Score d’Apgar

Il s’agit du premier examen réalisé sur un nouveau-né. Mesuré une minute puis cinq minutes après la naissance, le score d’Apgar évalue l’apparence du nouveau-né (coloration de la peau), son pouls, sa grimace (réflexe aux stimuli), son activité (tonus musculaire) et sa respiration. Le résultat maximal est de 10 (parfait état de santé); en général il s’établit à 7, 8 ou 9.

arterial Line

catheter (tube) that goes into the artery in your arm or leg to monitor your blood pressure and take blood samples

flexible catheter inserted into an artery of the arm or leg to allow the continuous monitoring of blood pressure and the sampling of arterial blood to ensure adequacy of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels

Attending Physician

doctor

staff physician who oversees your medical care

axillary temperature

temperature that is taken by placing thermometer under your arm 

axillary temperature

temperature that is taken by placing thermometer under your arm 

Score d’Apgar

Il s’agit du premier examen réalisé sur un nouveau-né. Mesuré une minute puis cinq minutes après la naissance, le score d’Apgar évalue l’apparence du nouveau-né (coloration de la peau), son pouls, sa grimace (réflexe aux stimuli), son activité (tonus musculaire) et sa respiration. Le résultat maximal est de 10 (parfait état de santé); en général il s’établit à 7, 8 ou 9.