clean, germ free
clean, wash, make germ-free
how well oxygen is being carried by the red blood cells in your bloodstream
an infection that causes fever and a bright red (scarlet) rash
nerve pain in your back, hip and buttock
common flu, winter flu
release, let go
group, community, neighbourhood
giving a medication that makes you calm and sleepy
All patients and especially children who are on a mechanical ventilator to help their breathing require sedation and pain medicine to be comfortable. There are numerous medicines the members of the NICU team can use to ensure a child's comfort. Some children, due to their condition, require a medicine to relax their muscles and keep them from moving. This is called paralysis. Though the term paralysis is frightening and it may be strange to see your child not moving, the effects of the paralytic medicines are short lived.
body movements you can't control, fit of uncontrolled movements
your body's response to an infection
a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. This inflammation can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail
study of blood
a place in your community where you can apply for a health card
bad, serious, dangerous
If you are a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, go to your the emergency department and ask to see the sexual assault family violence (SAFV) nurse. You can find an SAFV nurse on call in the Emergency departments at Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston and Lennox & Addington County General Hospital in Napanee. (If you’re under 16, our services are available in Kingston only.) Ask to see the nurse, who will escort you to our safe, confidential treatment area
SAFV nurses are available in our emergency department for people who have been the victim of sexual abuse or violent behaviour. They are there 24 hours-per-day seven days-per-week.
something that happens and wasn't planned, when you take medication
a test that uses a flexible, narrow tube with a light and tiny camera on one end, called a sigmoidoscope or scope, to look inside your rectum and lower, or sigmoid, colon.
bones of your head
keeping away from other people
make friends, talk with people
mineral in your body
mineral in your body fluids which increases thirst and is regulated by the kidneys. Sodium affects the level of water retained in the body tissues
hurt, pain, ache
sudden, strong muscle jerk
group of plants or animals that are alike
Speech-language pathologists are sometimes called speech therapists. When most people think about speech-language pathologists they probably think of someone who helps people who stutter or have a lisp. While it’s true that they do help with those things, they do a lot more. They also check for and treat problems with your speech, language, voice and swallowing.
Speech-language pathologists are skilled, autonomous professionals with specialized knowledge, skills, and clinical training in assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders.
tool to measure how strong your breath is
sudden, not planned
labour that happens on it's own
labour that begins on its own without any medical augmentation. During the first phase of labour, the cervix dilates and thins out and contractions begin, usually lasting 30 to 45 seconds each with five to 20 minutes between them.
no change, constant, ok
labour has 3 stages
labour is divided into three stages. The first stage begins at the onset of contractions and ends when the cervix is completely dilated. The second stage is the delivery of the baby. The third stage is delivery of the placenta.
the doctor will insert a tiny, flexible plastic tube called a catheter through an artery in our groin, leg, or arm. A special dye is injected so blood flow through the arteries is visible on the TV monitors. The doctor moves a balloon catheter, and then a stent, to the site of the blockage. The balloon is inflated and stretched wide against the artery walls, which opens the blockage. Then the balloon is deflated and taken out, leaving the stent in place.
medicine to lessen swelling
medication which lowers inflammation and affects the immune system.
you may have heard of anabolic steroids sometimes used by athletes. Anabolic steroids can be harmful. These are not the same.
excite, stir up
kind, type of germ
injure, hurt, pull
filter, sift, screen
worry, pressure, trouble
strict, controlled, tight
rather recent onset, somewhat rapid change
between acute and chronic; denoting the course of a disease of moderate duration or severity. Usually of a stable nature after acute phase.
one of two veins on either side of your body. They bring blood from your arms to your heart
blood vessel located underneath your collarbones. It can sometimes used in hemodialysis.
next, later, following
chemical, material, stuff
this is person you ask to make healthcare decisions for you in case you aren't able to.
removing liquid or mucus by using a machine which sucks it away. This may be needed for your mouth and/or nose
If someone has an endotracheal tube (ET tube) in place, he or she may need assistance clearing secretions. In this case, the ET tube will be suctioned and a staff member will assist breathing using a bag connected to oxygen
unexplained death, usually during sleep of a child under one year of age, also known as "crib death"
choke, smother, not able to breathe
surface, outer, outside
add to, in addition to
hold back, slow down, stop
lung substance that coats the lungs to allow easy flow of air
watch, keep an eye on, monitor
liable to, prone to, inclined to, given to, at risk of
open to, an easy target for
expand, bulge, grow, increase, get bigger
sign of a disease or sickness
illness, sickness, signs that often go together
blend, combine, form
planned out, orderly, regular
immune system disease
a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs