residual

what is left over

the amount of food remaining in the stomach from the previous feeding

respiratory rate

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.

respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

a common cause of colds and bronchiolitis (lung infection) in infants and children

respiratory therapist (RT)

breathing therapist

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.

retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

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

 

rounds

daily update and review of the patient by the healthcare team, sometimes at your bedside