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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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Ultimately, it is our hope that the work being done at The Bob & Renee Parsons Fall Prevention Center will help to reduce, or eliminate, the risk of falling for those who struggle with mobility and balance issues," said entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons.
Sustainability of community-based fall prevention programs: A systematic review.
A fall prevention protocol, also developed and previously tested by the researchers, was implemented for all patients evaluated to be at risk to fall using the HDS.
The OEP has now been implemented in many parts of the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia as a fall prevention programme.
In addition, staff at all levels should be educated on fall prevention and given feedback on falls that have occurred on their unit.
This leads to another literature review, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, which may prove to be deflating for some eldercare professionals Two researchers from IPC The Hospitalist Company reviewed randomized controlled trials on fall prevention programs for older adults conducted between 2000 to 2009, finding them to be effective in only a 9 percent overall reduction of fall rates.
In any fall prevention program, careful review and screening of medications, dosages, and interactions should be included, since polypharmacy is a prevalent problem and confusion, dizziness, elimination problems and changes in gait and mobility are common side effects.
A new agenda begins to question this focus on fall prevention and addresses fall protection and injury prevention, emphasizing therapeutic risk associated with activity and community participation.
org: The Web site of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence was created by the California Fall Prevention Consortium.
FEATURES: The book is organised into four sections, each containing four to seven chapters: the first section focuses on biomechanical and physiological aspects of Tai Chi in seven chapters, the second section addresses the benefits of the sport in terms of sensory motor control and fall prevention in five chapters, the third section highlights the psychological and social aspects in four chapters, and in the last section the application of Tai Chi in clinical intervention such as in Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's diseases, coronary heart disease, chronic heart failure, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes is demonstrated in six chapters.
They were motivated to write these easy to read books on fall prevention after treating many patients with fall related injuries that could have been prevented by being proactive.
Suitable for everyone from professional athletes to seniors, this machine is useful for patients suffering from dizziness and vertigo, for fall prevention, for motor-skill training, and more.