Children Intensive Care

Children Intensive Care Glossary

Ambu – a manual respirator

Arterial Line – a thin catheter inserted into an artery. It is designated for constant blood pressure monitoring and for taking blood tests to prevent the need to poke your child over and over again.

Fluid infusion – a venous line used to insert fluids, medications or blood transfusions to your child.

Hood – a transparent plastic box around the child’s head through which oxygen rich air is flowing.

Monitor – a device measuring the heartbeats, the breathing, the body temperature and blood oxidation levels.

Saturation – a device attached to your hand or foot by a sensor checking the blood oxidation levels.

Zonda – a tube inserted to the stomach for feeding or draining bowel contents.