You may here different kinds of alarms in the hospital
Monitor alarms will sound when heart rate, respiratory rate or oxygen saturation fall outside an acceptable range
Medication pump alarms will sound to notify staff that a treatment or infusion is complete
Ventilator alarms will sound to notify staff of a disruption in the circuit or a change in the delivered support. Staff in the NICU/PICU set alarms to go off at the slightest change and before a serious problem arises. This may cause false alarms at times, but it allows us to observe your child closely. Alarms may also be observed from the nursing station.
Bed and chair alarms will sound to notify a healthcare provider of activity of a patient in their bed/chair
Patient safety alarms sound to notify healthcare providers that there is motion through the doorways.
A newborn baby's first test. Given one minute after a baby is born, then again five minutes later. The Apgar assesses the newborn's appearance (skin color), pulse, grimace (reflex), activity (muscle tone), and respiration. A perfect Apgar score is ten; typical Apgar scores are seven, eight, or nine.
catheter (tube) that goes into the artery in your arm or leg to monitor your blood pressure and take blood samples
flexible catheter inserted into an artery of the arm or leg to allow the continuous monitoring of blood pressure and the sampling of arterial blood to ensure adequacy of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels
staff physician who oversees your medical care
temperature that is taken by placing thermometer under your arm