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promotion

 [pro-mo´shun]
encouragement or enhancement.
attachment promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of the development of the parent-infant relationship.
body mechanics promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating the use of posture and movement in daily activities to prevent fatigue and musculoskeletal strain or injury.
cerebral perfusion promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of adequate perfusion and limitation of complications for a patient experiencing or at risk for inadequate cerebral perfusion. See also cerebral infarction.
exercise promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of regular physical exercise to maintain or advance to a higher level of fitness and health.
exercise promotion: strength training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating regular resistive muscle training to maintain or increase muscle strength.
exercise promotion: stretching in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of systematic slow-stretch-hold muscle exercises to induce relaxation, to prepare muscles/joints for more vigorous exercise, or to increase or maintain body flexibility.
family integrity promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of family cohesion and unity.
family integrity promotion: childbearing family in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of the growth of individuals or families who are adding an infant to the family unit.
family involvement promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating family participation in the emotional and physical care of the patient.
health promotion programs designed to inform the public about health risks and methods to prevent or reduce them; the programs are often targeted at specific populations. Where the risk cannot be eliminated, health promotion programs may focus on improving or maintaining the affected person's quality of life.
health promotion (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier that appears at the third level of the problem classification scheme, defined as client interest in increasing knowledge, behavior, and health expectations as well as developing resources that maintain or enhance well-being in the absence of risk factors, signs, or symptoms.
normalization promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting parents and other family members of children with chronic illnesses or disabilities in providing normal life experiences for their children and families.
oral health promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of oral hygiene and dental care for a patient with normal oral and dental health.
parenting promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing parenting information, support and coordination of comprehensive services to high-risk families.
resiliency promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting individuals, families, and communities in development, use, and strengthening of protective factors to be used in coping with environmental and societal stressors.
vehicle safety promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting individuals, families, and communities to increase awareness of measures to reduce unintentional injuries in motorized and non-motorized vehicles.

oral health promotion

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as promotion of oral hygiene and dental care for a patient with normal oral and dental health. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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This study aimed to gain an understanding of non-oral health service provider, parent, and caregiver views on oral health promotion in the province of Manitoba.
A letter from health minister Hazel Blears and environment minister Elliot Morley to Deputy PM John Prescott states: "Experience of oral health promotion projects shows that it is much harder to establish regular tooth-brushing in deprived areas.
The April letter, addressed to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in his role as chairman of the domestic affairs Cabinet committee, went on: 'Experience of oral health promotion projects shows that it is much harder to establish regular tooth-brushing in deprived areas - because of the costs of toothpaste and, perhaps, because of the less ordered lifestyles lived by families.
Use of fluoride toothpaste or gel has been shown to maximize the effects of a good regimen for oral health promotion and disease prevention.
A total of pounds 500,000 was allocated to health boards in Northern Ireland by Ms de Brun's department in 1999 to increase oral health promotion.
Contract notice: Oral Health Promotion including flouride varnish.
To combat oral health diseases and inequalities, the WHO advocates for stimulating the development and implementation of community-based projects for oral health promotion and prevention of oral disease with a focus on disadvantaged and poor population groups; advocating for a common risk factor approach to prevent oral and other chronic diseases; and, to provide technical support to countries to strengthen their oral health systems and integrate oral health into public health.
Barbara McKellar, senior oral health promotion officer at the Partnership NHS Trust, said: "It is vital that people are aware of the risks and, through local events, we aim to support this national campaign by raising local awareness of mouth cancer.
FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programmes, speaking as a unified voice for dentistry in international advocacy, and supporting member associations in oral health promotion activities worldwide.
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust's oral health promotion team will be at locations throughout the region to raise awareness of the illness.
A systematic literature review indicated that in the majority of studies, improvements in gingival conditions were obtained in the short term by oral health promotion initiatives [Watt and Marinho, 2005].

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