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Neonatal Unit Jargon

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Katie in East Thetford, Vermont, shares medical slang and jargon from her work in the neonatal intensive care room at a hospital, including doorbell for “an alarm”; giraffe, “a special bed with controls for heat and humidity”; and PANDA Room, an acronym for “Preterm and Newborn Diagnostic Area,” formerly known as the Resuscitation Room, until a parent pointed out how ominous that name sounds. This is part of a complete episode.

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