4 definitions by ventilator96

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To lose oxygen as from not breathing. Desat is short for desaturate. Oxygen gets less and less and if oxygenation isn't restored either by the patient, CPR, or a ventilator, the patient will die. Desat is commonly used in the hospital when talking about a patient who's oxygen saturations are going down as seen on a pulse oximeter and/or arterial blood gas.
I can't breathe. I need oxygen or I will desat. All right. Let's get some oxygen going in by Non-rebreather at 90%
by ventilator96 November 08, 2009
Medical Nerd Syndrome or MNS for short is a disorder in which a person has an interest or an obcession with medical equipment, medical terms, and medications. The study of medical based stuff is kind of what this is all about here. MNS is caused by being around lots of medical stuff for example a person who was raised around lots of monitoring equipment may have an interest in the equipment. MNS has three types. Type I being the most severe. Type III is the least severe in which its just a minor interest, and maybe studying a little bit, because of a minor interest. Type II is when a patient maybe is so interested they own some medical equipment Type I is the MOST SEVERE. Its where the person has a SEVERE SEVERE obcession with machines, and medical based stuff. MNS should be controled because if its not, the patient can get severe, and they can develop a very very very severe OBCESSION in which they actually have psychological issues. MNS is most common around children who have terminal ilnesses and who have to live their life around machines, and all that stuff.
1. The patient with MNS was looking on ebay to try to find some nice pulse oximeters. Medical Nerd Syndrome effected the person who lived life with a father who was a respiratory therapist.
by Ventilator96 October 26, 2009
The cough assist is a device used to help patients who don't have a strong cough due to a nuromuscular disease such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or Pulmonary Muscular Atrophy. It delivers positive pressure on the lungs, and puts air into the lungs via a facemask, mouthpiece, or endotracheal/tracheostomy tube adpater, and then once the positive pressure is in the lungs it swiches to negative pressure thus simulating a cough.
1. A cough assist is kind of like a suction machine, but a suction suction machine has to have a tube that goes into the lungs to get the stuff out.
by ventilator96 November 08, 2009
NIBP stand for Non-Invasive Blood Pressure. Its a feature common in a lot of patient monitors in the hospital where you can check the patient's blood pressure either by a cuff on the arm, or the leg. Its different from the regular blood pressure where they pump the cuff up by a small bulb. This means is done by electric driven motor which pumps up the cuff, and then deflates it. NIBP can be set to take a blood pressure at timed intervals.
Hello Dr. Hi. I'm having heart problems. Orderly? Get an EKG and get him started on NIBP every 15 minutes.
by ventilator96 November 08, 2009

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