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Apnea Monitor
A machine that can tell when breathing or heart rate slows or stops. It measures this by a belt that is placed around the chest. Usually used with babies.

Art Line
Arterial line. An IV that goes into an artery.

Barium Swallow
A test used to see how the patient swallows food and liquids.

BID
Two times a day.

Central Line
An IV that goes into a large blood vessel near the heart.

CPT
Chest physiotherapy. A way to loosen mucus from the lungs by clapping on the chest wall.

CT Scan
Computerized tomography. A special x-ray test.

Echo
Echocardiogram. A test that uses sound waves to see the heart and its big arteries and veins.

EEG
Electroencephalogram. A test to see the patterns of the electrical waves in the brain.

EKG
Electrocardiogram. A test to see the electrical patterns of the heart.

GI or GI Tract
Gastrointestinal tract. The tube in the body that runs from the mouth, down the esophagus, to the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum.

Heplock
Heparin lock. A cap that goes on an IV that is not in use. The medicine heparin is put into it to keep the blood from clotting in the tube, so the IV can be used again.

HS
Hour of sleep. At bedtime.

Hyperal
Hyperalimentation. Nutrition given by IV. Food through the vein. Also called TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition).

I & O
Intake and output. The measure of the fluid that goes into the body, and the fluid that comes out.

IMed
The machine that measures and controls the amount of fluid that goes through an IV. Also called a plum pump.

IV
Intravenous, which means into a vein. A small plastic tube that goes into the vein. It can be connected to tubing that lets fluid run into the bloodstream.

LP
Lumbar puncture or spinal tap. A test where a little fluid is taken from around the spine, to check for disease.

MBS
Modified barium swallow. A test used to see how the patient swallows food and liquids.

MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging. A test that uses magnetic waves to see inside the body.

NPO
Nothing by mouth. (Not allowed to eat or drink.)

O2
Oxygen

Oximeter
A machine that measures the amount of oxygen in the blood from the skin.

Plum pump
The machine that measures and controls the amount of fluid that goes through an IV. Also called an IMed.

PO
By mouth

PRN
As needed

QD
Every day

QID
Four times a day

Short Stay
A hospital admission of 23 hours or less

Spinal tap
Spinal tap or lumbar puncture. A test where a little fluid is taken from around the spine, to check for disease

STAT
Now, right away, urgent

SVN
Small volume nebulizer. A machine that turns liquid medicine into a fine mist, so you can breathe it into the lungs.

TID
Three times a day

TPN
Total Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrition given by IV. Food through the vein. Also called hyperal (hyperalimentation).

UGI
Upper gastrointestinal radiography. A test that uses x-rays to see how the GI tract is working.

US or Ultrasound 
A test that uses sound waves to see inside the body
 
 
 
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