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prevention

 [pre-ven´shun]
the keeping of something (such as an illness or injury) from happening.
fall prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instituting special precautions with the patient at risk for injury from falling.
pressure ulcer prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of pressure ulcers for a patient at high risk for developing them.
primary prevention the first level of health care, designed to prevent the occurrence of disease and promote health.
religious addiction prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention of a self-imposed controlling religious lifestyle. See also addiction.
secondary prevention the second level of health care, based on the earliest possible identification of disease so that it can be more readily treated or managed and adverse sequelae can be prevented.
shock prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as detecting and treating a patient at risk for impending shock.
sports-injury prevention: youth in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing the risk of sport-related injury in young athletes.
substance use prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of an alcoholic or drug use lifestyle. See also substance abuse.
suicide prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing risk of self-inflicted harm with intent to end life. See also suicide.
tertiary prevention the third phase or level of health care, concerned with promotion of independent function and prevention of further disease-related deterioration.

fall prevention

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as instituting special precautions with patients at risk for injury from falling. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

Patient discussion about fall prevention

Q. Should I have to follow nutritional diet to prevent hair fall? Can someone give any information? My hair fall is very high these days. It started some months ago and I thought it would go off. But it’s increased a lot now. I cannot wear a white shirt. As my fallen hair are visible on back of my shirt. It embarrasses me a lot. I wonder where I am going wrong. Should I have to follow nutritional diet to prevent hair fall? Can someone give any information?

A. Possible chances of food and nutrient deficiency are related to hair fall. Generally in the old age the hair falls. But a good diet can make things go right for your hair. Lack of vitamins plays an important role in the hair falll. Some essential fatty acids deficiency can make your hair to fall. Thyroid dysfunction can lead to hair fall. Foods rich in Vitamin A, C, E is good to reduce hair fall.
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Patient stories were more meaningful than statistics when the campaign was introduced, and the fall prevention toolkit was essential to launching the program.
Each coalition, she said, is tailored to meet local needs and relies on partnerships to promote fall prevention.
Overall, evidence strongly suggests that implementation of a pediatric fall prevention program using an effective tool such as the Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale can increase healthcare provider awareness of those at risk for falls and reduce the rate of falls for the inpatient pediatric population (Cooper & Nolt, 2007; Harvey et al.
An innovative fall prevention approach is needed to reduce and sustain reductions in inpatient falls and injurious falls in acute inpatient care settings.
Plans should adopt the kinds of fall prevention programs that have been shown to deliver measurable benefits for older individuals.
Development of STEADI: a fall prevention resource for health care providers.
Fall prevention knowledge, attitude, and practices of community stakeholders and older adults.
In our own evaluation of our current fall reduction program, we spent 18 months testing singular fall prevention interventions.
This community-based fall prevention intervention with older adults was designed to promote physical activity, reduce the fear of falling, and reduce falls.
Further the Cochrane review reported some evidence that fall prevention strategies were cost saving.
The canal, about 5 meters wide and 1 meter deep, is mostly shielded with fall prevention fences about 1 meter tall, but has a gap near the spot in a residential area where the boys were found.
In spite of growing knowledge about fall prevention and available fall prevention activities, fall rates are not decreasing.