22 definitions by 1992peter

HFV
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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CA
Cough Assist. A device used for people who hafe an ineffective cough from a disease such as SMA, MD, DMD, Tay-Sachs, Sandhoff, or some other neuromuscular disorder like that.
1. I have a CA machine, and its almost time to use it.
2. Will you use the suction machine when you use it?
3. No. I'm trying to use that only when I need it now.
4. I can cough a lot better, but just need a bit of help, and sometimes if I'm having trouble with my lungs, I suction while I'm using the cough assist, but I'm doing it A LOT less than I use to need to.
5. THAT IS GREAT.
6. I know.
7. I hated having to stick that tube down into my throat all the time.
8. I hated watching you do it. I felt bad for you.
9. awwwwww, Thank you
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AM is short for Air Mattress.

Its the kind of mattress that can either be pumped up by foot, and/or by electric pump.
1. When I took that tunug medicine, the mattress boy tole me to get on the AM.
2. I saw that AM, and it was vibrating.
3. I hate the AM.
4. I do too.
5. I'm going to pump the AM up, and we can get on it.
6. All right, You can do that.
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AM is short for Anesthetic Machine.
1. Bring the AM in here, and we'll get him sedated.
2. All right.
3. Which airway should I use, the LMA, or the ET tube?
4. The LMA.
5. All right.
by 1992peter March 27, 2010

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SP
Stomach Pump. SP

1. SP is short for Stomach Pump. Its performed in poisoning situations, and/or to remove blood from the stomath.
1. I had a SP after I took that tunug medicine.
2. Did they use charcoal?
3. Yes.
4. The mattress boy saw them put the tube down, and heard me screaming before he told me to get on the mattress.
5. Did they use a machine, or just gravity to pump your stomach?
6. They used gravity, and a machine.
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ABG
Arterial Blood Gas. Blood taken from an artery to measure the gasses such as CO2, Pao2, HCO3, and PH.
1. I have to have an ABG.
2. OUCH. THOSE HURT.
3. YES THEY DO.
4. They are 100 times worse than getting your blood drawn!!
5. Wish me luck.
6 Good luck.
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TS
TS is short for Tay-Sachs.
1. Does he have TS?
2. No, but he does have Sandhoff disease which is a lot worse than TS, because it kills by age 1 usually.
by 1992peter March 26, 2010

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