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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.

pressure ulcer prevention

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as the prevention of pressure ulcers for an individual at high risk for developing them. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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He mentioned that as of February, the hospital has been able to sustain 100 percent compliance with the pressure ulcer prevention bundle framework, a process that links together best practice components in order to prevent pressure ulcers.
Pressure ulcer prevention in the patient with spinal cord injury on hemodialysis.
Nursing homes with no black residents and medium proportions of black residents exhibited better outcomes in terms of quality process measures, such as pressure ulcer prevention, restorative walking, and total catheter use.
Patients at risk for pressure ulcers and evidence-based care for pressure ulcer prevention.
Successful heel pressure ulcer prevention program in a long-term care setting J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs.
For establishing the average cost per day, the total cost for prevention and treatment in the period of care calculated in the cost study was divided by the number of pressure ulcer prevention or treatment days observed in the cost study.
I was privileged to be selected as the first Nurse Scholar and the focus of my project is pressure ulcer prevention.
An essential step in pressure ulcer prevention is identifying patients who are truly at-risk (Papanikolaou et al 2002).
Scott wrote the Perioperative Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program (PPUPP): An Innovative Effort to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Surgical Patients which showcases the Memphis VA's nursing research and aggressive approach to improving patient safety and outcomes
A cocreator of F-Tag #314, Lyder thinks nursing home staff have to be honest with themselves about the nature of pressure ulcer prevention.