|Learning English - The Flatmates|
a very thin piece of hollow metal used when taking blood or putting drugs into a patient
You have to use a clean needle for each injection.
a hollow cylindrical piece of equipment (used with a needle) which is used for holding liquid which is taken out or put into someone
Have you got the syringes ready for the injections?
a device used for measuring someone's temperature (to find out if s/he has a fever or not)
Just pop this thermometer under your tongue for 30 seconds please.
when a doctor (or surgeon) cuts a body for medical reasons to repair, remove or replace a diseased or damaged part
I had to have an operation to have my appendix removed.
a length of special thread (or cotton) used to join the edges of a deep cut in your flesh
After my operation, I had to have 20 stitches.
a crutch is a stick with a piece that fits under the arm, which you lean on for support if you have difficulty in walking because of a foot or leg injury
He broke his leg and has to use crutches for the next 6 weeks.
a chair with wheels that someone who can't walk uses. The person can push the chair him/herself by using her arms to move the wheels or can be pushed by someone else
It's important to make sure that the new building is accessible for people in wheelchairs.
a piece of material that is used to support your arm if you have broken or injured it
She didn't break her arm but injured it quite badly in the fall and now has her arm in a sling.
taking off one set of clothes and putting on a different set of clothes
to make up the numbers
to have enough people to do a particular activity (here, four people to play a game of tennis)
a quiet night in
an evening when you stay in your house, usually watching TV, rather than going out
very focused on your work
to bail out on me
to get out of something you had already planned to do with me