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treatment

 [trēt´ment]
1. the management and care of a patient; see also care.
2. the combating of a disease or disorder; called also therapy.
Schematic of the treatment planning process using occupational therapy as an example. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.
active treatment treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empiric treatment treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
extraordinary treatment a type of treatment that is usually highly invasive and might be considered burdensome to the patient; the effort to decide what is extraordinary raises numerous ethical questions.
fever treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with hyperpyrexia caused by nonenvironmental factors. See also fever.
heat exposure treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient overcome by heat due to excessive environmental heat exposure. See also heat stroke.
hypothermia treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as rewarming and surveillance of a patient whose core body temperature is below 35°C. See also hypothermia.
Kenny treatment a treatment formerly used for poliomyelitis, consisting of wrapping of the back and limbs in hot cloths, followed, after pain has subsided, by passive exercise and instruction of the patient in exercise of the muscles. It was named for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse known for her care of polio patients during the first half of the 20th century.
neurodevelopmental treatment Bobath method.
palliative treatment supportive care.
preventive treatment prophylaxis.
t's and procedures in the omaha system, a term used at the first level of the intervention scheme defined as technical nursing activities directed toward preventing signs and symptoms, identifying risk factors and early signs and symptoms, and decreasing or alleviating signs and symptoms.
treatment and/or procedure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; action prescribed to cure, relieve, control, or prevent a client problem.
prophylactic treatment prophylaxis.
rape-trauma treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of emotional and physical support immediately following a reported rape.
rational treatment that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
refusal of treatment see under refusal.
root canal treatment root canal therapy.
specific treatment treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
substance use treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as supportive care of patient/family members with physical and psychosocial problems associated with the use of alcohol or drugs. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: alcohol withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of the patient experiencing sudden cessation of alcohol consumption. See also alcoholism.
substance use treatment: drug withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of a patient experiencing drug detoxification. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: overdose in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring, treatment, and emotional support of a patient who has ingested prescription or over-the-counter drugs beyond the therapeutic range. See also overdose.
supporting treatment (supportive treatment) supportive care.

treat·ment (Tx),

(trēt'mĕnt),
Medical or surgical management of a patient.
See also: therapy, therapeutics.
[Fr. traitement (see treat)]

treatment

/treat·ment/ (trēt´ment) management and care of a patient or the combating of disease or disorder.
active treatment  that directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment  treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment  that designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empiric treatment  treatment by means which experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment  treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving cure of the disease to natural forces.
palliative treatment  treatment designed to relieve pain and distress with no attempt to cure.
preventive treatment , prophylactic treatment that in which the aim is to prevent the occurrence of the disease; prophylaxis.
rational treatment  that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
shock treatment  obsolete term for electroconvulsive therapy.
specific treatment  treatment particularly adapted to the disease being treated.
supporting treatment , supportive treatment that which is mainly directed to sustaining the strength of the patient.
symptomatic treatment  expectant t.

treatment

(trēt′mənt)
n.
a. The use of an agent, procedure, or regimen, such as a drug, surgery, or exercise, in an attempt to cure or mitigate a disease, condition, or injury.
b. The agent, procedure, or regimen so used.

treatment

Etymology: Fr, traitement
1 the care and management of a patient to combat, ameliorate, or prevent a disease, disorder, or injury.
2 a method of combating, ameliorating, or preventing a disease, disorder, or injury. Active or curative treatment is designed to cure; palliative treatment is directed to relieve pain and distress; prophylactic treatment is for the prevention of a disease or disorder; causal treatment focuses on the cause of a disorder; conservative treatment avoids radical measures and procedures; empiric treatment uses methods shown to be beneficial by experience; rational treatment is based on a knowledge of a disease process and the action of the measures used. Treatment may be pharmacologic, using drugs; surgical, involving operative procedures; or supportive, building the patient's strength. It may be specific for the disorder, or symptomatic to relieve symptoms without effecting a cure.

treatment

A generic, nonspecific term for healthcare which is intended to relieve illness, injury, mental health problems, etc.

treatment

A therapy intended to stabilize or reverse a morbid process. Cf Management  Medtalk Therapy. See Cadillac treatment, Experimental treatment, Early treatment, Extraordinary treatment, Foregoing of treatment, Heavy ion treatment, Interim methadone treatment, Investigational treatment, Life-sustaining treatment, Local treatment, Metrazol shock treatment Public health The improvement of a water supply. See Aerobic waste treatment, Fluoride treatment, Water treatment.

treat·ment

(trēt'mĕnt)
Medical or surgical management of a patient.
See also: therapy, therapeutics

treatment

medical/surgical/therapeutic management of the patient, the presenting problem and its cause/s
  • palliative treatment alleviation of symptoms without achieving cure

  • prophylactic treatment; preventive treatment introduction of a wide range of measures, including health education and wellness promotion, designed to prevent the onset or reduce the severity of a disease to which the patient has been exposed or is at risk of contracting/developing

treatment,

n 1., a remedy for a health complaint.
2., the administration of a therapeutic remedy.
treatment, direct,
n an osteopathic technique in which a patient's range of motion is restored or increased by moving a body part in the direction of its restriction.
treatment, indirect,
n an osteopathic technique in which the manual therapy applied encourages muscle movement in the direction opposite to the area of restriction, thus increasing the pain-free edge of the muscle's range of motion.
treatment, soft-tissue,
n an osteopathic technique in which the tone of muscles and fascia is altered to increase arterial blood flow and relax connective tissue and muscle.

treat·ment

(Tx, Tr) (trēt'mĕnt)
Medical or surgical management of a patient.

treatment,

n the mode or course pursued for remedial ends.
treatment, atraumatic restorative (ART),
n a procedure for preventing and treating dental caries using hand instruments and adhesive filling material. Does not require electricity or anesthesia and may be performed in the field by trained health care workers or nondental personnel.
treatment, hardening heat,
treatment, heat,
n 1. subjecting a metal to a given controlled heat, followed by controlled sudden or gradual cooling to develop the desired qualities of the metal to the maximal degree.
2. a process of giving a metal predetermined physical properties by controlled temperature changes.
treatment, homogenizing heat,
n See anneal.
treatment, indirect pulp capping,
treatment, indirect, relationship,
n an association between a health care provider and an individual in which the health care provided to the individual by the health care provider has been ordered by another provider.
treatment plan,
n in dentistry a schedule of procedures and appointments designed to restore, step by step, the oral health of a patient.
treatment, prescription,
n the formal outline of the projected treatment of a patient (e.g., the blueprint from which the dental professional pro-jects treatment).
treatment, rest (sedative treatment),
n use of a drug sealed into a root canal to relieve pain or discomfort; not used primarily for its antiseptic value.
treatment, root canal,
n the techniques and pharmaceuticals used in removing pulp tissue, sterilizing the root canal, and preparing the root canal for filling.
treatment, sedative,
n See treatment, rest.
treatment, softening heat,
n See anneal.

treatment

management and care of a patient or the combating of disease or disorder.

active treatment
treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment
treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment
treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empirical treatment
treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment
treatment directed toward relief of untoward clinical signs, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
palliative treatment
treatment that is designed to relieve pain and distress, but does not attempt a cure.
preventive treatment, prophylactic treatment
that in which the aim is to prevent the occurrence of the disease.
rational treatment
that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
specific treatment
treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
supporting treatment
that which is mainly directed to sustaining the strength of the patient.
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Dental practitioners' attitudes, subjective norms and intentions to practice Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) in Tanzania.
Factors inhibiting the implementation of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment approach in public oral health services in Gauteng province, South Africa.
A field-trial of two restorative material used with Atraumatic Restorative Treatment in rural Turkey: 24-month results.
Frencken JE, Pilot T, Songpaisan Y, Phantumvant P: Atraumatic restorative treatment ART) rationale, technique and development.
The atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) approach to restoring primary teeth in a standard dental clinic.