Glossary of terms

Here’s a guide to assist you in understanding the meaning of the terminology used by CBHS.

  • Initial Consultations

    Is the first time seeing a provider regarding possible treatment. 

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  • Insulin Pump

    An insulin pump is a medical device used for the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy. The device includes: the pump (including controls,.. Read more

    An insulin pump is a medical device used for the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy. The device includes:

    • the pump (including controls, processing module, and batteries)
    • a disposable reservoir for insulin (inside the pump)
    • a disposable infusion set, including a cannula for subcutaneous insertion (under the skin) and a tubing system to interface the insulin reservoir to the cannula.

    An insulin pump is an alternative to multiple daily injections of insulin by insulin syringe or an insulin pen and allows for intensive insulin therapy when used in conjunction with blood glucose monitoring and carb counting.

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  • Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Scheme – IPTAAS

    The IPTAAS is a NSW Government initiative designed to financially assist people, particularly in isolated or rural areas who have to travel significant distances to access Medical treatment which is not available locally.  Read more

    The IPTAAS is a NSW Government initiative designed to financially assist people, particularly in isolated or rural areas who have to travel significant distances to access Medical treatment which is not available locally. 

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  • IVF

    In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body: in vitro. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. The process.. Read more

    In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body: in vitro. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman's ovulatory process, removing ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman's ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a fluid medium in a laboratory. The fertilised egg (zygote) cultured for 2–6 days in a growth medium and is then transferred to the mother's uterus with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.

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