Sputum Culture Lovely word, isn’t it? Sputum. Sorry. Definition… *A sputum culture is a test used to determine what bacteria or fungi are infecting a persons lungs and/or breathing passages. The test is run using a swab at the back of the throat to collect the Sputum**. The culture is then tested for growth. If not growth is present, the culture is considered negative. If there is growth, the test is positive and is then checked under a microscope to determine the type of bacteria. ~~~ **Extra definition: Sputum. The thick fluid fluid produced by the lungs and the airway leading to the lungs. Read more »
For the first TT, we’re going to cover SID – Sensory Integration Dysfunction (also commonly called Sensory Processing Disorder). Definition of SID:A neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five classic senses (vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception). The layman’s definition: Difficulty processing sensory input. SID can be a standalone disorder, or it can be symptomatic of other disorders (such as forms of PDD, Tourettes, or even dyslexia). SID is usually diagnosed by an Occupational Therapist. Read more »
by Sarah CassMulti-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.
Starting next Tuesday, I’m going to start a weekly snipped called ‘Terminology Tuesday’. I’ll be going in depth with definitions and terminology that special needs parents know. Different conditions (autism, CF, Fragile X, etc.), and therapies and equipment. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered, please let me know! Either respond to this post, or email me. I’ll be happy to take suggestions!!! Read more »