Chapter 10 Pediatric Radiographic Considerations - Terms

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Adolescent

The period of life beginning at puberty and ending with physical maturity

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Child abuse

The psychological, emotional, and/or sexual abuse of a child

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Disinfectant

A chemical capable of destroying microorganisms or inhibiting their growth; same as antiseptic

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Enhance

Increase

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Hand hygiene

Handwashing with soap and water or the use of alcohol-based products that do not require water

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Hypothermia

Significant loss of body heat below 98.6%F

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Immobilization

The act or process of fixing or rendering immobile

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Infant

Newborn baby or a child under the age of 1 year

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Isolette

A type of bed used in the newborn intensive care unit to keep babies warm and protected from the environment

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Neonate

Newborn infant up to 1 month of age

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NICU

Neonatal intensive care unit

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Pigg

O-Stat - Commercial mechanical immobilizer device

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Preschooler

A child who is not old enough to attend kindergarten

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School age

Age at which the child is considered old enough to attend school

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Toddler

Young child learning to walk