22 definitions by 1992peter

Short for Pulse Oximeter.

A PO is a device used to monitor the oxygen in a patient's blood. It shines light through a patient's finger, toe, nose, earlobe, or the patient's forhead, and another sensor on the other side of the light wave measures how the light is being absorbed.
1. He's on a PO machine, and they are going to have to put hom on the ventilator, because his oxygen is 85 so he is having another set of desat episodes.
by 1992peter March 27, 2010
X26 is a brand of taser devices. Its one of the newest in it's kind. It's a taser that has what's called XP. Extra Pennitration. What this means, is that it can easily pennitrate through lines of clothing, and then it causes the NMI effect. NMI is short for Neuromuscular Incapacitation. The X26 taser is full of compact features such as laser sighting, LED flashlight, memory storage of events, an optional air cartridge that can fire up to 35 feet, and lots and lots of other wonderful features.
1. I tased him with the X26 taser, and he went to the ground just like that!!
2. OUCH.
3. Yes.
4. He wet his pants due to the NMI effect.
by 1992peter February 14, 2010
A company's name who makes oximeters, ventilators, and lots of other types of medical equipment.

Nellcor has been around for many many years, and in 1983 built the first oximeter in its name, the NELLCOR N-100, and has gone A VERY VERY LOOOOOOOOOOONG WAY SENCE THEN!
1. I have a NELLCOR N-600 Pulse oximeter which is awsome, so now I can monitor my Spo2 a lot more easier and don't have to go to the hospital to get it measured, so that's nice.
2. Wow. That's Interesting.
by 1992peter March 26, 2010
The Ohmeda TruSat is a pulse oximeter that was invented in 2005. It is one of the world's smallest bedside monitors that is a lot smaller than most of the bedside pulse oximeters out on the market today. It has two buttons, one for the on/off button, one to silence the alarm, and a green wheel, that can be pressed in, and/or turned to select settings!!
Features include:
1. Easy to see numeric display.
2. alarm limits visible at all times.
3. 48 hour TREND DATA.
4. Pir or Perfusion index measurements.
5. Alarms audio and visual alarms sound when something is out of a set limit.
6. Optional backlight.
7. Waighs less than half the waight of a regular bedside pulse oximeter.
1. He has the Ohmeda TruSat and he uses it all the time.
2. Does he like the audio pulse?
3. YES.
4. Does the monitor have alarms?
5. Yes.
6. All Right.
by 1992peter February 14, 2010
IPV is short for Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation which is a breathing treatment used to help remove secretions.

It can be administered by a mouthpiece, mask, or endotracheal/tracheostomy tube.
A fine aerosol of medication is breathed in, and another part of the medication is percussed into the patient's lungs, so that he can clear them by the cough assist machine, coughing up secretions, and/or suctioning.
1. The patient who has SMA uses IPV, and is very healthy usually with IPV.
by 1992peter March 27, 2010
Sevoflurane is an inhailed anesthetic that is used during general anesthesia, and the drug is given by an anesthesia machine.

Its a quick acting anesthetic, so usually withing the first 10 seconds of inhailation the patient is asleep, and the operating can be started.
1. Go ahead and start the sevoflurane.
2. All right.
3. Sevoflurane going in.
4. All right.
by 1992peter March 27, 2010
High Frequency Ventilation.
HFV is a special kind of ventilation used for fragile lungs. It ventilates the lungs at a high frequency. For example, the HFOV, (High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator), ventilates lungs from rates of 300 to 1200 breaths per minute, or BPM.
1. I don't think his lungs are going to hold.
2. I don't either.
3. Get him on HFV.
4. HFOV, or HFJV?
5. HFOV.
6. All right.
by 1992peter February 14, 2010

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