Breathing of material into the windpipe or lungs, or removal of material from the windpipe or lung by suction.
Breakdown product formed by the red blood cells; excess amounts in the blood cause jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes.
Blood Gas Test
Test performed on a sample of blood to determine the amounts of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the bloodstream.
Tube used to put fluid into the baby's body or to remove fluid or mucus from the body.
Electrode, Probe, or Sensor
Plastic strip or wire taped to the baby's arm or leg, or a disk taped on the baby's chest or stomach to relay signals from the heart, lungs, and skin to monitors.
Endotracheal (end-oh-tray'-kee-uhl) Tube
Plastic tube that is passed through the baby's nose or mouth into the windpipe (trachea) and is connected to a respirator.
Gavage (gah-vahzh') Feeding
Tube feeding. A small tube is passed through the baby's mouth or nose into the stomach.
Small prick in the baby's heel, made so that a blood sample can be obtained for testing.
Special enclosed bed for a newborn, in which temperature and humidity can be controlled.
Administration of fluids through a small tube inserted into a vein.
Type of incubator.
Machine used to measure and record such functions as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature.
Fluid found in the nose and windpipe.
Open Radiant Warmer
Open bed with an overhead warmer, used to keep a baby's body temperature constant.
Clear-plastic container that is placed over the baby's head to provide additional oxygen and moisture.
Treatment for jaundice that involves the use of fluorescent lights.
Machine that breathes for a baby.
Umbilical Artery Catheter (UAC) or Umbilical Venous Catheter (UVC)
Small plastic tube that is placed in the arteries or vein of the umbilical cord; blood can be drawn from the baby and fluids given to the baby through this tube.
Same as a respirator.
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