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 your fingers and toes
a response, reply
person who gets something
accept, know, see
comes back, happens again
kidney damage due to urine flowing backward (reflux) from the bladder toward your kidneys
condition in which your kidneys are scarred because of an abnormal flow of urine from the bladder backwards into the kidney
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
care or treatment to improve your health or functioning
make stronger, brace, support
repeat, say again
feel better, ease, not as bad
ease, smooth, rest
when a disease is not active
major blood vessel that takes blood to the kidneys for cleaning
funnel-like hollow area in the centre of your kidney that 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
what is left over
the amount of food remaining in the stomach from the previous feeding
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.
making a person feel healthy and strong again
hold back, stop
The process of correcting disorders such as lack of breathing or heartbeat in a critically ill patient, with the goal of saving lives. When possible, talk with your health-care provider about what you want or don’t want to be done when it comes to saving your life. (See Life Sustaining Measures).
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
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
also called German measles, rubella is a highly contagious viral disease. It can start with a mild red rash. It can cause serious birth defects in a fetus if a pregnant woman gets rubella. 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