Medical English with Grey's Anatomy

Learn Medical English with this Grey's Anatomy's scene.

Script

Nurse: 25-year-old female found down at the park.

Status - post trauma.

She came in with a GCS of six.

B.P. 80 over 60.

Exam is significant for blunt head trauma.

Unequal breath sounds, right pupil is dilated, and she's ready for x-ray.

Ready to roll?

Hey!

Meredith: Yeah. Call ahead to clear a C.T. Let them know I'm coming.

Load up the portable monitor. Call respiratory for a ventilator.

I'll get x-rays while I'm down there.

Vocabulary

GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the most common scoring system used to describe the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury. Basically, it is used to help gauge the severity of an acute brain injury. The test is simple, reliable, and correlates well with outcome following severe brain injury.

Every brain injury is different, but generally, brain injury is classified as:

Severe: GCS 8 or less

Moderate: GCS 9-12

Mild: GCS 13-15

BP: Blood Pressure

Measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body

Ideal: between 90/60 and 120/80

High: 140/90 or higher

Low: 90/60 or lower

Blunt Head Trauma:

Can happen from a blow to the head, and result in serious damage to the brain

Unequal Breath Sounds: Air is not getting in and out of one lung

Lungs:

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Dilated Right Pupil:

Pupil: the dark circular opening in the center of the iris of the eye, varying in size to regulate the amount of light reaching the retina.

Dilated: wider or further open than usual

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CT: Computerized Tomography

Vetilator (or Respirator): A machine that supplies oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and air, used in artificial respiration to control or assist breathing

 

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