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 [kār]
the services rendered by members of the health professions for the benefit of a patient. See also treatment.
acute care see acute care.
admission care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating entry of a patient into a health care facility.
adult day care a health care service provided for adults with a disability or illness who need partial or supplemental care and companionship during the day, when family members are working or otherwise unable to stay at home with a disabled relative. Among the services that may be offered at an adult day care center are nursing services (e.g., medication administration and health monitoring); nutritional and health education, health counseling; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; and socialization.
ambulatory care health services or acute care services that are provided on an outpatient basis.
amputation care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of physical and psychological healing after amputation of a body part.
bed rest care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of comfort and safety and prevention of complications for a patient unable to get out of bed. See also bed rest.
bladder care activities and interventions designed to maintain urinary bladder function, including bladder retraining, catheter change, and catheter irrigation.
bowel care activities and interventions designed to maintain bowel function, including enema, bowel training, diet, and medication.
bowel incontinence care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of bowel continence and maintenance of perianal skin integrity.
bowel incontinence care: encopresis in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of bowel continence in children.
cardiac care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of complications resulting from an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand for a patient with symptoms of impaired cardiac function.
cardiac care: acute in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of complications for a patient recently experiencing an episode of an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand resulting in impaired cardiac function.
cardiac care: rehabilitative in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of maximal functional activity level for a patient who has suffered an episode of impaired cardiac functon which resulted from an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand.
cast care activities and interventions designed to protect and maintain an immobilized body part, including relief of pain, pressure or constriction of circulation. See also hazards of immobility.
cast care: maintenance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as care of a cast after the drying period.
cast care: wet in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as care of a new cast during the drying period.
cesarean section care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the preparation and support of a patient delivering a baby by cesarean section.
circulatory care: arterial insuficiency in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of arterial circulation.
circulatory care: mechanical assist device in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as temporary support of the circulation through the use of mechanical devices or pumps.
circulatory care: venous insufficiency in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of venous circulation.
contact lens care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of eye injury and lens damage by proper use of contact lenses.
continuing care the level of care in the health care system that consists of ongoing care of the physically handicapped, mentally retarded, emotionally retarded, and those suffering from chronic incapacitating illness.
cord care specialized care of the remnants of a newborn's umbilical cord until it falls off, consisting of cleaning and precautions to prevent infection. Cleansing protocols continue until the site is completely healed.
critical care intensive care.
culture-specific care those assistive, supportive, or facilitative acts toward or for an individual or group with evident or anticipated needs that are congruent with the values and lifestyles of an individual, family, or group of a specific culture, as used in the cultural care diversity and universality theory.
day care/respite in the omaha system, the providing by an individual or institution of supervision for a dependent child or adult in the abscence of the usual caregiver or parent.
developmental care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as structuring the environment and providing care in response to the behavioral cues and states of the preterm infant.
direct care the provision of services to a patient that require some degree of interaction between the patient and the health care provider. Examples include assessment, performing procedures, teaching, and implementation of a care plan.
dying care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of physical comfort and psychological peace in the final phase of life. See also dying.
ear care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention or minimization of threats to ear or hearing.
embolus care: peripheral in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limitation of complications for a patient experiencing, or at risk for, occlusion of peripheral circulation. See also embolus.
embolus care: pulmonary in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limitation of complications for a patient experiencing, or at risk for, occlusion of pulmonary circulation. See also embolus.
emergency care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing life-saving measures in life-threatening situations. See also emergency.
episodic care interventions aimed at patient cure or restoration to previous level of functioning.
eye care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention or minimization of threats to eye or visual integrity.
family-centered maternity care a pattern of caring for infants and their families used by Health and Welfare Canada. It is characterized by a great deal of flexibility and parental choice, and health care professionals are encouraged to individualize care. Breast feeding and rooming in are encouraged and grandparent and sibling visits are permitted.
foot care see foot care.
hair care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of neat, clean, and attractive hair.
health care see health care system.
high-risk pregnancy care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification and management of a high-risk pregnancy to promote healthy outcomes for mother and baby.
home health care see home health care.
incision site care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as cleansing, monitoring, and promotion of healing in a wound that is closed with sutures, clips, or staples.
indirect care services that are related to patient care but do not require interaction between the health care provider and the patient. Examples include charting and scheduling.
infant care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of developmentally appropriate family-centered care to the child under one year of age.
intensive care the care of seriously ill patients in a special hospital unit; see intensive care unit. Called also critical care.
intrapartal care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the monitoring and management of stages one and two of the birth process. See labor.
intrapartal care: high-risk delivery in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting vaginal birth of multiple or malpositioned fetuses.
kangaroo care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promoting closeness between parent and physiologically stable preterm infant by preparing the parent and providing the environment for skin-to-skin contact.
kinlein care kinlein.
long-term care health care services required for an extended period of time by individuals unable to fully execute activities of daily living; it can be provided by a variety of agencies in outpatient settings as well as on an inpatient basis.
managed care a method of health care delivery that focuses on collaboration among and coordination of all services to avoid overlap, duplication, and delays and to reduce costs. There is an emphasis on efficacy and timeliness of interventions to prevent unnecessary delays in discharge from the hospital or agency.
medical/dental care in the omaha system, diagnosis and treatment by a physician or dentist.
mouth care see mouth care.
nail care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of clean, neat, attractive nails and prevention of skin lesions related to improper care of nails.
newborn care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of the neonate during the transition to extrauterine life and the subsequent period of stabilization.
nursing care in the omaha system, therapeutic activities in addition to intermittent service, including private duty nursing.
ostomy care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as maintenance of elimination through a stoma and care of surrounding tissue. See also ostomy.
ostomy care (omaha) in the omaha system, management of elimination through artificial openings, including colostomy and ileostomy.
palliative care supportive care.
perineal care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as maintenance of perianal skin integrity and relief of perineal discomfort.
peripherally inserted central catheter care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as insertion and maintenance of a peripherally inserted central catheter.
personal care the management of hygiene, including bathing, shampooing, shaving, nail trimming, dressing, and so on.
point of care the location at which patient services are delivered.
postanesthesia care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring and management of the patient who has recently undergone general or regional anesthesia.
postmortem care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing physical care of the body of an expired patient and support for the family viewing the body.
postoperative care see postoperative care.
postpartal care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring and management of the patient who has recently given birth.
pregnancy termination care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the management of the physical and psychological needs of the woman undergoing a spontaneous or elective abortion.
prenatal care
1. care of the pregnant woman before delivery of the infant. See also pregnancy.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring and management of the patient during pregnancy to prevent complications of pregnancy and promote a healthy outcome for both mother and infant.
preoperative care see preoperative care.
pressure ulcer care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of healing in pressure ulcers.
preventive care the level of care in the health care system that consists of public health services and related programs such as school health education.
primary care the routine outpatient care that a patient receives at first contact with the health care system.
prosthesis care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of a removable appliance worn by a patient and the prevention of complications associated with its use. See also prosthesis.
respiratory care see respiratory care.
respite care
1. services provided by a health care agency that permit a primary caregiver temporary relief from caring for an ill individual.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of short-term care to provide relief for a family caregiver.
restorative care the level of care in the health care system that consists of follow-up care and rehabilitation to an optimal functional level.
secondary care
1. treatment by specialists to whom a patient has been referred by primary care facilities; see also health care system.
self care the performance of basic activities of daily living; see also under assistance and deficit.
sickness/injury care in the omaha system, the appropriate responses to illness or accidents, including first aid, taking temperature, and seeking medical care.
skilled nursing care the services provided by a registered nurse in a skilled nursing facility. It currently includes observation during periods of acute or unstable illness; administration of intravenous fluids, enteral feedings, and intravenous or intramuscular medications; short-term bowel and bladder retraining; and changing of sterile dressings.
skin care activities and interventions designed to maintain integrity of integument, including care of pressure ulcers and massage.
skin care: topical treatments in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the application of topical substances or manipulation of devices to promote skin integrity and minimize skin breakdown.
spiritual care see spiritual care.
subacute care comprehensive goal-oriented inpatient care designed for a patient who has had an acute illness, injury, or exacerbation of a disease process; it is rendered either immediately after or instead of acute care hospitalization, to treat specific active or complex medical conditions or to administer any necessary technically complex medical treatments in the context of the person's underlying long-term condition.
supportive care interventions that help the patient achieve comfort but do not affect the course of a disease. Called also palliative care or treatment.
tertiary care the level of care in the health care system that consists of complex procedures given in a health care center that has highly trained specialists and often advanced technology.
total patient care a method of organizing care of patients such that one practitioner carries out all care requirements.
traction/immobilization care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient who has traction and/or a stabilizing device to immobilize and stabilize a body part.
tube care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with an external drainage device exiting the body.
tube care: chest in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with an external water-seal drainage device exiting the chest cavity.
tube care: gastrointestinal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with a gastrointestinal tube.
tube care: umbilical line in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a newborn with an umbilical catheter.
tube care: urinary in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with urinary drainage equipment.
tube care: ventriculostomy/lumbar drain in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with an external cerebrospinal fluid drainage system. See also ventriculostomy and drain.
urinary incontinence care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assistance in promoting continence and maintaining perineal skin integrity. See also urinary incontinence.
urinary incontinence care: enuresis in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of urinary continence in children.
urinary retention care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assistance in relieving bladder distention. See also retention of urine.
wound care in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention of wound complications and promotion of wound healing.
wound care: closed drainage in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as maintenance of a pressure drainage system at the wound site.

care

(kār),
In medicine and public health, a general term for the application of knowledge to the benefit of a community or individual patient or client.

care

(kār) the services rendered by members of the health professions for the benefit of a patient.
coronary care  see under unit.
critical care  see intensive care unit, under unit.
intensive care  see under unit.
primary care  the care a patient receives at first contact with the health care system, usually involving coordination of care and continuity over time.
respiratory care 
1. the health care profession providing, under a physician's supervision, diagnostic evaluation, therapy, monitoring, and rehabilitation of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders.
2. respiratory therapy; the diagnostic and therapeutic use of medical gases and their apparatus, and other forms of ventilatory support including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
secondary care  treatment by specialists to whom a patient has been referred by primary care providers.
tertiary care  treatment given in a health care center that includes highly trained specialists and often advanced technology.

CARE

Abbreviation for:
Calcium Antagonist in Reperfusion
Carvedilol Atherectomy Restenosis
Cholesterol and Recurrent Events trial
Clinical Audit and Research Evidence (Medspeak-UK)
Clinical Assessment of the Reliability of the Examination
Craniofacial Anomalies Register (Medspeak-UK)

care

Medtalk Patient-related health services; management. See Alternate level of care, Ambulatory care, Appropriate care, Collaborative care, Comfort care, Complementary cancer care, Cooperative care, Critical care, Custodial care, Emergency care, Episode of care, Foster care, Front-end health care, Futility care, Health care, Home care, Home health care, Inappropriate care, Inpatient care, Intensity of care, Intermediate care, Kangaroo care, Kinship care, Level of care, Managed care, Medicare, Monitored anesthesia care, National health care, Opt-out managed care, Palliative care, Pharmaceutical care, Potentially ineffective care, Preventive care, Primary care, Quality of care, Referred care, Replicare care, Respite care, Scar care, Secondary care, Skilled nursing care, Supportive care, Tertiary care, Uncompensated care, Unproven care, Urgent care, Wound care.

CARE

A series of clinical trials Cardiovascular disease
1. Calcium Antagonist in Reperfusion Trial. See Reperfusion injury.
2. Carvedilol Atherectomy Restenosis trial.
3. A clinical trial–Cholesterol And Recurrent Events Trial–of the potential benefits of lipid-lowering agents–eg pravastatin on M&M in normocholesterolemic ♂ survivors of acute MIs. See Calgary-CARE, Lipid-lowering therapy, Pravastatin. Cf 4S, WOSCOPS.

care

(kār)
1. medicine, public health A general term for the application of knowledge to benefit a person, family, or a community.
2. To provide a medical or health care-related service to a patient.

care

(kār)
In medicine and public health, general term for application of knowledge to benefit a community or individual patient.

care,

n as a legal term, the opposite of negligence.
care, reasonable,
n such care as an ordinarily prudent person would exercise under the conditions existing at the time that person is called on to act.

Patient discussion about care

Q. is there are actions i should know about how to give the best care and treatment for an autistic child? like a special logistic care , or a special day care and privet assistant...

A. being a parent to an autistic child compels you to know more on that condition. about the options and educational techniques and all that. thank god we live in modern days that the information is so accessible.. here is (what i think anyway) the best site about Autism:
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/index.php
i'm sure you'll find it useful like i did!

Q. hey !!! i am new here .. what is it an ADHD? who can have it? how do you take care of it?

A. welcome!!
ADHD is a long story...it's a very common disorder of hyperactivity and short attention span.
here is a link that will sort it out for you:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/adhd/complete-publication.shtml

Q. How can I leave him here and take care of my work? Please help me out. Hi friends, I met my brother after a year and half and he behaves differently. He is just 8 years old as I am quite busy with my work I admitted him in a very distant boarding school. When I met him he was very happy and I made him to stay with me at least for those days when I am here. I am a security person and I need to travel all over the globe to provide service. The very next of my stay with him, I happened to note a change in his behavior and he gets angry for silly things and becomes very happy after some time. I am shocked with this behavior and strongly doubt whether he suffers from Schizophrenia as my uncle too had that defect. But my friend says it looks like bipolar. How can I leave him here and take care of my work? Please help me out.

A. Waylon, I would make sure that you notify the school of what has been going on. If they are spending the time with him when you are away they may have some information for you that you are unaware of. Not only that but I would work on getting him a diagnosis and some treatment. The school can ensure he is getting whatever types of meds and theropy that he needs in your absence. The first step though is getting a diagnosis so the treatment can begin. 8 years old is young but not impossible to develop symptoms, is the school a good school? Is it possible that something tramatic has happened to him there? Is he being bullied? He could be acting out for different reasons as well. Keep all possibilites in mind. I would have him evaluated because there is a history of mental health in the family. Be of support to him at this time he is obviously going through something... I hope all turns out well and things get better soon for both of you.

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