Bone marrow transplant
A thin tube inserted into a veinused to give medication or fluids directly into the blood stream.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
Cognitive behaviour therapy
A long, hollow tubes made from silicone rubber inserted into veins in the chest, neck or groin. They are used to give chemotherapy treatment or other medicines. Also known as Hickman line or Groshong line.
Cancer treatmentusing one or more anti-cancer drugs.
Electrocardiogram. A test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.
Electroencephalogram. The recording of electrical activity along the scalp.
Education Health & Care Plan. A statutory document describing a child or young persons education, health and care needs and the help they will get to meet them.
Exposure and response prevention. A type of cognitive behaviour therapy.
A language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.
A practice of being aware of body, mind and feelings in the present moment. Can be used to help improve wellbeing.
Magnetic resonance imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, and bone.
Obsessive compulsive disorder.
Pathological demand avoidance. A form of autism where anxiety levels are raised by demands.
Picture exchange communication system. A system of augmented communication using picture exchange as a form of social communication.
Peripherally inserted central catheter. A thin plastic tube which is inserted into a vein in the arm above the elbow. It is threaded through this vein towards the right side of the heart. The PICC is held in place with two small stitches in the skin. A PICC provides easy and reliable access to the bloodstream for administering long term medication such as chemotherapy.
A treatment used to kill cancer cells.
A standardised tool used to evaluate sensory processing patterns at home, school and in the community.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. A widely used anti-depressant medication often used in combination with cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
A treatment for some types of cancer.
Can be used as part of the treatment plan for a range of conditions including cystic fibrosis and cancer.
Stoma surgery results in a small opening on the surface of the abdomen being surgically created to divert the flow of faeces and/or urine.
Special educational needs and disability.
Special educational needs coordinator.
Voice output communication aid. They come in many shapes and sizes, with different synthesised voices, and may have the ability to record speech.