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precaution

 [pre-kaw´shun]
a protective measure taken in advance.
airborne p's a group of transmission-based precautions used when caring for patients who have diseases that spread through the air, such as tuberculosis, chickenpox, and measles. The patient should be in a private room.
aspiration p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention or minimization of risk factors in the patient at risk for aspiration.
bleeding p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reduction of stimuli that may induce bleeding or hemorrhage in at-risk patients.
cardiac p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of an acute episode of impaired cardiac function by minimizing myocardial oxygen consumption or increasing myocardial oxygen supply. See also myocardial infarction.
circulatory p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the protection of a localized area with limited perfusion.
contact p's a group of transmission-based precautions used when caring for patients who have diseases that spread through direct skin to skin contact or through indirect contact with contaminated equipment.
droplet p's a group of transmission-based precautions used when caring for patients who have diseases that spread by droplets or dust particles, such as by coughing, sneezing, or talking or during procedures such as suctioning and bronchoscopy. The diseases include rubella, mumps, diphtheria, and influenza.
elopement p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as minimizing the risk of a patient leaving a treatment setting without authorization when departure presents a threat to the safety of the patient or others.
embolus p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the reduction of the risk of an embolus in a patient with thrombi or at risk for developing thrombus formation.
fire-setting p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of fire-setting behaviors.
isolation p's see isolation precautions.
laser p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limiting the risk of injury to the patient related to use of a laser.
latex p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing the risk of systemic reaction to latex. See also latex allergy.
malignant hyperthermia p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention or reduction of malignant hyperthermia (hypermetabolic response to pharmacologic agents used during surgery).
pneumatic tourniquet p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as applying a pneumatic tourniquet while minimizing the potential for patient injury from use of the device.
seizure p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention or minimization of potential injuries sustained by a patient with a known seizure disorder.
standard p's a classification of isolation precautions that replaces the former classifications of universal precautions and measures used for isolation of moist body products.
subarachnoid hemorrhage p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the reduction of internal and external stimuli or stressors to minimize the risk of rebleeding prior to aneurysm surgery.
surgical p's in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as minimizing the potential for iatrogenic injury to the patient related to a surgical procedure.
transmission-based p's isolation precautions used when caring for patients with highly transmissible or epidemiologically important pathogens; these constitute additional measures beyond standard precautions. There are three types, depending on the type of disease the patient has: airborne precautions, droplet precautions, and contact precautions.
universal p's a group of measures formerly recommended for protection of noninfected individuals against bloodborne infections such as hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus, now replaced by the measures called standard precautions.

precaution

(pri-ko'shon) [ pre- + caution]
An action taken in advance to protect against danger, harm, or possible failure.

airborne precaution

Airborne isolation.

body substance isolation precautions

The standard precautions taken by all health care personnel, such as wearing gloves, goggles, and masks, to avoid contact with potentially infectious body substances such as urine, feces, saliva, vomit, and blood.

contact precaution

Contact isolation.

droplet precaution

Droplet isolation.
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The precautionary principle does not claim to dictate how the precautious regulation policy should be.
Khartoum, April 12(SUNA)- The Ministry of National Defense , Gen Abdul Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has revealed that precautious military procedures and measures have been adopted to deal with any hostile acts against Sudan, while the National Assembly called on the concerned military and security bodies to step up measures for defending Sudan's coastal area, on the Red SeaResponding to an urgent question by the National Assembly, on the Israeli air aggression on Port Sudan, the Minister of Defense, Gen.
Some dealers who were more precautious (17%) preferred to wait for some time before adopting it (late majority).
It strongly asked all concerned institutions linked to education and securing education to shoulder their responsibilities to protect the education process against any attacks or practices affecting education and to take precautious actions against perpetrators to refer them to justice.
Personally, I never ever witnessed any incident which happened in any CNG station or petrol pump due to mobile phone usage, but, no one knows the nature, in spite we are keep going with continuation of these messages as a precautious warnings.
Talking to media here on Tuesday, he said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif used to sack the administration, wherever he visited adding that despite warning of floods in June, Punjab Government didnt initiate any precautious measure to rescue the possibly affected people.
The traveller must also be aware of other precautious procedure including the closure of gas cylinders, and removing the combustible materials.
Being generally precautious would lead to fear of both types of harms which in turn would lead to a policy stalemate.
Not only were these families dealing with the challenges of normal angst and attitude and rebellion at that age, but you have the issue of making sure defiant teens are taking their medications--which need to be timed very meticulously-and being extra safe and precautious after becoming sexually active so they don't infect their partners.
Best to be doubly precautious with every card transaction you make and every dubious email you receive.
13,14) These include most importantly the duration of catheterisation, location of the catheter (internal jugular reportedly having a higher rate of CRI than the subclavian vein), the presence of sepsis, type of dressing, multilumen catheters (increased frequency of manipulation), less stringent barrier precautious during placement, the presence of CVC-related thrombi, experience of personnel inserting the device and the administration of parenteral nutrition.
2) Though the incidence of complications is low, the PT should be precautious with patients who have had EVAR.