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“Bagging”: A slang term often used in the NICU meaning, to pump air into the baby’s lungs using oxygen and a rubber bag. This method is used temporarily to help a baby who needs help breathing. “Blow by”: A slang term often used in the NICU meaning, to give a baby a small amount of oxygen through a tube pointed towards the nose. NICU Terms. During your baby’s stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Health℠, you may hear many new terms that are unfamiliar to you. Here are some of the common ones used in our NICU and their meanings.
If you have any questions always feel free to ask any of our staff. A. NPO: Abbreviation for the Latin words “nil per os” meaning “nothing by mouth.” The infant is not taking any formula. Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA): An open blood vessel near the heart and lungs which is a necessary part of a fetus’ circulation.
A PDA should normally close a. This stands for neonatal intensive care unit. Your baby is getting special medical care. Below are words that you will hear used in the NICU.
BP (blood pressure): A type of measurement. BP is the force of the blood on blood vessel walls. It comes from the Latin phrase “nil per os,” which translates to “nothing by mouth.”. If an infant is having medical issues such as showing digestive intolerances or being prepared for a surgery, NICU staff may decide a baby should have NPO.
Here is a list of terms we use daily in the NICU setting & small (hopefully) helpful description of each. While you are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a new nurse or parent you will hear the doctors & nurses speaking in what seems to be a foreign language. NICU Terms; Common NICU Disorders; Medical Staff Your Baby’s Nurse. a specially trained R.N. (registered nurse) who will deliver nursing care to your baby. The R.N. works 12 hour shifts. Clinical Nurse IV (CN IV) a nurse who oversees and supervises the care given to each baby.
There is usually one CN IV for each shift (day and night). Pharmacy staff consists of a neonatal clinical pharmacist (permanently assigned to the NICU) and decentralized staff pharmacists (individuals rotating through this position). The neonatal clinical pharmacist is primarily responsible for attending patient care rounds as well as providing the team with drug information and pharmacokinetic dosing.
is a term used in NICUs to reduce the stress of the NICU experience on premature babies, including many different practices such as: swaddling, noise levels, skin-to-skin care, Individual Care Plans, parental involvement, positioning for development, expanding visitation policies, lactation support, and music therapy. Links to Information. Phototherapy: Treatment of jaundice by use of special lights on the baby’s skin to breakdown the bilirubin. Pulse Oximeter: A probe that wraps around a hand or foot, connected to a machine, which measures how much oxygen the blood is carrying.
S. Sepsis: Infection in.
List of related literature:
|from Dysphagia E-Book: Clinical Management in Adults and Children|
|from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between|
|from Neonatology at a Glance|
|from Counseling the Nursing Mother|
|from Neonatal Nursing in Australia and New Zealand: Principles for Practice|
|from Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications|
|from Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|from Building a Medical Vocabulary: With Spanish Translations|
|from Small Animal Surgery Textbook|
|from Oxford Handbook for Medical School|