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protection

 [pro-tek´shun]
defense or immunity against harmful influences.
abuse protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent further infliction of physical or emotional harm. See also physical abuse and sexual abuse.
abuse protection: child in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent child relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm or neglect of basic necessities of life. See also child abuse.
abuse protection: domestic partner in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction or physical, sexual, or emotional harm or exploitation of a domestic partner.
abuse protection: elder in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent elder relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm; neglect of basic necessities; or exploitation. See also elder abuse.
abuse protection: religious in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, controlling religious relationships and actions to prevent infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm and/or exploitation.
environmental risk protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preventing and detecting disease and injury in populations at risk from environmental hazards.
ineffective protection a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a decrease in the ability of an individual to guard the self from internal or external threats such as illness or injury.
infection protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention and early detection of infection in a patient at risk. See also isolation precautions.
patient rights protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as protection of patient's rights, the health care rights of the patient, especially one who is a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent and unable to make decisions.

pro·tec·tive block

an incompletely understood mechanism whereby a pacemaker is protected from being discharged by the impulse from another center; the mechanism, usually conceived as an encircling zone of unidirectionally refractory tissue permitting egress of impulses from the center but preventing access to the center, is seen in operation in ventricular parasystole where the parasystolic center is protected from discharge by the sinus pacemaker and so is able to maintain its intrinsic rhythm undisturbed.

protection

See Absorptive eye protection, Neuroprotection, Personal protection, Photoprotection, Reflective protection, Self-protection.

protection,

n 1. contraceptive barrier which lowers risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
2. in therapeutic touch, the practitioner's ability to guard against receiving negative energy.
3. protection by a vaccine.

protection

prevention against injury.

protection tests
neutralization tests using serial dilutions of antiserum to protect animals against challenge by a standard dose of microorganism.
x-ray protection
includes taking x-rays only in designated areas, the use of portable warning signs when radiography is done elsewhere, the wearing of leadlined gloves and aprons by staff working near active apparatus, a red warning light which is switched on when the apparatus is being used. Personnel working near x-ray apparatus should wear dosimeter badges which are checked periodically.