It never occurred to me that even the language I use when reflecting on life after NICU has become medicalised.
Here are some of the acronyms and shortenings I use and what they stand for…
•NICU- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
•ECMO- Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation
•CHI- Congenital Hyperinsulinism
•BWS- Beckwith Weidemann Syndrome
•BM- such a huge misnomer, commonly mistaken to mean ‘blood monitoring’. Interestingly, its background is explained here: http://www.thejournalofdiabetesnursing.co.uk/media/content/_master/3190/files/pdf/jdn17-2-46.pdf
•MA- Meconium Aspiration
•Hypo- Hypoglycaemic episode
•AFP- Alpha FetoProtein
•Sats- oxygen saturations
•NGT- Nasal Gastric Tube
•PPHT- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
•EBM- Expressed Breast Milk
•PDA- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
•ASD- Atrial Septal Defect

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