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    Red face Medical

    After a surgery has been completed, the patient is normally :

    • have a needle on the back of the hand or arm which attached with a bag of transparent liquid
    • have a bag attached to the body for collecting urine
    • have a pump attached to the body for collecting dead blood

    1. What are the proper English to describe the aboved?
    2. Are there any websites that I can learn more about common medical equipment / treatment / wards / that we met in hospital and clinic? (eg dispository, stethoscope.........)

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    After a surgery has been completed, the patient is normally :

    • have a needle on the back of the hand or arm which attached with a bag of transparent liquid
    • have a bag attached to the body for collecting urine
    • have a pump attached to the body for collecting dead blood
    1. What are the proper English to describe the aboved?
    2. Are there any websites that I can learn more about common medical equipment / treatment / wards / that we met in hospital and clinic? (eg dispository, stethoscope.........)
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    First of all if the patient needs this type of equipment then you should start by saying;

    After major surgery the patient may have the following;

    An intravenous drip of saline or blood via a canulla in the hand or arm. Occasionally the leg may be used as a site for the infusion.

    Catheterised with a drainage bag.

    An underwater seal vaccum pump to drain blood from the wound or excision.

    Here is one site
    Medical Dictionary Online, Medical Terms and Definitions

    search for medical categorisation and you will find many more

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    First of all if the patient needs this type of equipment then you should start by saying;

    After major surgery the patient may have the following;

    An intravenous drip of saline or blood via a canulla in the hand or arm. Occasionally the leg may be used as a site for the infusion.

    Catheterised with a drainage bag.

    An underwater seal vaccum pump to drain blood from the wound or excision.

    Here is one site
    Medical Dictionary Online, Medical Terms and Definitions

    search for medical categorisation and you will find many more
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    Hi Curmudgeon,

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    As you mentioned:

    "An intravenous drip of saline or blood via a canulla in the hand or arm."

    What does it mean of canulla which I couldn't find the meaning even from the online medical dictionary you recommend?

    Many thanks / ju

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    There seem to be different spellings- I have seen it with a single 'l' as well as a double.

    cannula (can·nu·la) (kanŽu-lə) [L. dim. of canna “reed”] a tube for insertion into a vessel, duct, or cavity; during insertion its lumen is usually occupied by a trocar. Cf. catheter.

    nasal c. a cannula that fits into the nostrils for delivery of oxygen therapy. Called also nasal prongs.

    perfusion c. a double tube for running a continuous flow of liquid into and out of an organ.

    washout c. a cannula attached to a manometer and inserted into a blood vessel so that the connection between the artery and the manometer can be irrigated during long observations.
    http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns..._dorlands.jspz

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    BTW, If you're not entirely sure of a spelling, OneLook.com is very good at suggesting spellings and will point you to specialist dictionaries.

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