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the keeping of something within limits.
cost containment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management and facilitation of efficient and effective use of resources.


The concept of regional or global eradication of communicable disease, proposed by Fred Lowe Soper (1893-1977) in 1949 for the eradication of smallpox.


the keeping of something within limits.


A tactic used by police or armed forces for crowd control, in which a broad swath of officers push the crowd in a desired direction or prevent its egress, as occurs when the “kettle” completely surrounds the group. Kettling has been criticised as the crowd may be deprived of food, water or the access to toilet facilities.


Public health The confining or prevention of further dissemination of a potentially hazardous–eg biologic, radioactive or toxic–agent. See Biological containment, Biosafety levels, Regulated waste.


measures and protocols that are applied to limit contact of organisms, particularly PATHOGENS and GMOs, with the external environment:
  1. physical containment, achieved by regulating access, restricting air circulation and providing other physical barriers;

Different levels of containment apply depending on the perceived risk of a particular experiment.


n psychiatric mode of treatment for patients with conditions with which further deterioration is inevitable. In these cases, the primary goal of therapy is relief from symptoms and prevention of the progression of the illness.

Patient discussion about containment

Q. Which foods contain folic acid? I was told by my Doctor to take folic acid. Which foods are rich with folic acid so I can add them to my diet?

A. Folic acid is a B vitamin found in many vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and in fortified breakfast cereals.

Q. Does anybody have good recipes for meals which don't contain gluten?? My 8 year old son has celiac disease. He is really suffering from not being able to eat so many things his brother and his friends can like pizza, pasta, birthday cakes, etc. I'd love him to have his own very tasty meals but I'm havin a hard time finding any recipes. If anyone knows some..

A. I have found some here- for chicken, pizza and brownies..
and also- I am sure you can buy a cookbook that has gluten-free recipes.

Q. Hello my dear friends, I want to know which foods contain Tran’s fats.

A. Welcome to this community Kennedy, Trans fats are present in variable amounts in a wide range of foods, including most foods made with partially hydrogenated oils, such as baked goods and fried foods, and some margarine products. Tran’s fats also occur naturally in low amounts in certain meats and dairy products.

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The key containment strategy in the SGH was to completely remove exposed patients and healthcare workers to TTSH, the designated SARS hospital.
The failure to modernize our forces by acquiring new capabilities such as the F-22 and joint strike fighter, space-based radar, and unnamed aerial vehicles as well as improving the strategic bomber force and upgrading electronic warfare systems, including the venerable EA-6B, will eventually compel the United States to abandon its containment strategy.
But in the last year, a new opposition voice has been heard, arguing for a return to the containment strategy used against the Soviet Union.
Experts reveal China reads 'Indo Pacific' word play as a containment strategy and the Chinese have immediately jumped into calling the Indo-US alliance as a containment strategy because that's the easy way to knock it down.
With the webinar, it can now share the leak-free containment strategy with an even wider audience.
The pyramid to the right helps determine the best containment strategy for the operation.
Mr McGimpsey said: "We are following a containment strategy - supplying antivirals both to those who develop the disease and, as a preventive measure, to their close contacts.
Sturgeon said: "We are still pursuing a containment strategy.
The program offers a cost containment strategy that does not interrupt the physician-patient relationship and in fact, shows promise to enhance it.
SaskTel responded to these challenges by continuing with its cost containment strategy, optimizing on its legacy services, and introducing new competitive services into the market and the corporation is beginning to see the results of these strategies in its 2015/16 net income.
This suggests an urgent need to conceptualise and implement a robust threat containment strategy," Dr Fair added.
Our containment strategy to use antivirals to slow the spread of the virus also appears to be effective, as well as reducing symptoms.