energy, rays, waves, heat
the use of electrodes to generate heat and destroy abnormal tissue, such as cancer cells
a medical procedure in which part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from an electrical current. It is generally conducted in the outpatient setting, using either local anesthetics or conscious sedation anesthesia.
healthcare professional who takes images (such as x-rays) of your body when you are sick
x-ray technologist or medical radiation technologist
using X-rays to view the internal structures of your body
special medication, radioactive tracer
medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury by using medical imaging, such as x-rays
doctors who have trained in the specialty of radiology, having the ability to interpret and diagnose/treat a pathological condition or medical situation appearing on an x-ray image. Some radiologists specialize in specific areas of diagnosis and imaging i.e. ultrasound, CT & MRI neurology, chest, bone, or interventional procedures.
out of control, unchecked
an area in the emergency department where patients are assessed on stretchers and then transferred to a chair while their care continues
a disease of your blood vessels, usually in you fingers and toes
a response, reply
person who gets something
accept, know, see
a new gene combination
comes back, happens again
a number written on the label of your prescription medication. It tells you how may times you can get more of the medication without asking the doctor or nurse practitioner
condition in which your kidneys are scarred because of an abnormal flow of urine from the bladder backwards into the kidney
an expert on diet and nutrition
a dietitian alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems
a healthcare provider who treats patients and provides advice and emotional support to them and their families
a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program allowing for depth and breadth of foundational knowledge in the areas of clinical practice, decision-making, critical thinking, leadership, research utilization and resource management. They have met the requirements outlined by a province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. An RN's scope of practice is determined by legislation, and is regulated by a professional body or council
nurses who have graduated from a community college nursing program
RPNs are health care professionals. They combine nursing skill, knowledge and judgment and are experts of nursing care in various sectors of healthcare. There are areas of overlap between the two categories, but there are differences as well. These differences are based on entry-level and ongoing nursing knowledge and competencies.
get better, restore, improve
make stronger, brace, support
repeat, say again
when your body thinks a transplanted organ isn't it's own and fights against it
process in which your body recognizes that a transplanted organ is not its own and mobilizes the immune system to fight against it.
feel better, ease, not as bad
ease, smooth, rest
when a disease is not active
about your kidneys
major blood vessel that takes blood to the kidneys for cleaning
funnel-like structure which collects urine from your kidney and takes it to your ureter
treatment, such as dialysis or kidney transplant, to replace your kidneys when they aren't working
blood vessel that takes freshly cleaned blood from the kidneys to send it to the rest of your body
a hormone made by your kidneys. It helps control your blood pressure.
rest, relief, break from
take back, cancel
be in, live in
the amouont of food remaining in the stomach from the previous feeding. May indicate feeding intolerance.
measure of how fast you are breathing
In children the monitor tracks it from abdominal "belly" and chest movement. The health care team will also watch, look and listen to your child's breathing.
a common cause of colds and bronchiolitis (lung infection) in infants and children
healthcare professionals who care for patients by helping your heart and lungs be healthy
healthcare professional who has graduated from an approved respiratory therapy training program and is qualified to provide respiratory care under the supervision of a physician. The respiratory therapist plays an important role in the NICU/Pediatrics by monitoring the function of all devices that support breathing, deliver oxygen and deliver respiratory medications.
hold back, stop
when someone gets immediate medical help to save life or limb
disease that can happen in premature babies. It causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina (the layer of nerve tissue in the eye that makes it so we can see). This growth can cause the retina to detach from the back of the eye, leading to blindness
go over, check
brain disease in children
joint, immune system and bone doctor
study of joints, the immune system and bones
lowering the chance of something happening
when a newborn stays in the same room as their mother rather than staying in the hospital nursery
germ that causes stomach flu
daily update and review of the patient by the healthcare team, sometimes at your bedside
also called German measles, rubella is a highly contagious viral disease with a mild red rash that can cause serious birth defects in a fetus if a pregnant woman is afflicted. Women who haven't had it should make sure they're immunized before conception.
when your "water breaks"
the bursting of the sac holding the amniotic fluid, usually a sign that labour will soon begin or has already begun