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treatment

 [trēt´ment]
1. the management and care of a patient; see also care.
2. the combating of a disease or disorder; called also therapy.
Schematic of the treatment planning process using occupational therapy as an example. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.
active treatment treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empiric treatment treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
extraordinary treatment a type of treatment that is usually highly invasive and might be considered burdensome to the patient; the effort to decide what is extraordinary raises numerous ethical questions.
fever treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with hyperpyrexia caused by nonenvironmental factors. See also fever.
heat exposure treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient overcome by heat due to excessive environmental heat exposure. See also heat stroke.
hypothermia treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as rewarming and surveillance of a patient whose core body temperature is below 35°C. See also hypothermia.
Kenny treatment a treatment formerly used for poliomyelitis, consisting of wrapping of the back and limbs in hot cloths, followed, after pain has subsided, by passive exercise and instruction of the patient in exercise of the muscles. It was named for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse known for her care of polio patients during the first half of the 20th century.
neurodevelopmental treatment Bobath method.
palliative treatment supportive care.
preventive treatment prophylaxis.
t's and procedures in the omaha system, a term used at the first level of the intervention scheme defined as technical nursing activities directed toward preventing signs and symptoms, identifying risk factors and early signs and symptoms, and decreasing or alleviating signs and symptoms.
treatment and/or procedure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; action prescribed to cure, relieve, control, or prevent a client problem.
prophylactic treatment prophylaxis.
rape-trauma treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of emotional and physical support immediately following a reported rape.
rational treatment that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
refusal of treatment see under refusal.
root canal treatment root canal therapy.
specific treatment treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
substance use treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as supportive care of patient/family members with physical and psychosocial problems associated with the use of alcohol or drugs. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: alcohol withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of the patient experiencing sudden cessation of alcohol consumption. See also alcoholism.
substance use treatment: drug withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of a patient experiencing drug detoxification. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: overdose in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring, treatment, and emotional support of a patient who has ingested prescription or over-the-counter drugs beyond the therapeutic range. See also overdose.
supporting treatment (supportive treatment) supportive care.

pro·phy·lac·tic treat·ment

the institution of measures designed to protect a person from an attack of a disease to which the person has been or is liable to be exposed.

preventive treatment

a procedure, measure, substance, or program designed to prevent a disease from occurring or a mild disorder from becoming more severe. Various diseases are prevented by immunizations with vaccines, antiseptic measures, the avoidance of smoking, regular exercise, prudent diet, adequate rest, correction of congenital anomalies, and screening programs for the detection of preclinical signs of disorders. Also called prophylactic treatment.
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It is assumed that the worker makes his or her choice to use preventive treatment based on the expected utility of that preventive treatment, EUP.
He also stressed the need for more dialogue between doctors and patients regarding preventive treatment, and the importance of exploring the wide range of preventive strategies available.
A prison inmate brought a [section] 1983 action against a Governor and other state officials, claiming that delays in testing the prison population for tuberculosis and deficiencies in preventive treatment after he tested positive for the disease, violated his Eighth Amendment rights.
They do this as though this preventive treatment was completely safe.
Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 400 mg of aspirin in one daily dose for three days, a single weight-adjusted dose of enoxaparin 2-4 hours prior to their flight, or no preventive treatment.
Nearly three-quarters of GP practices do not have access to podiatry services and only a third of health authorities provide a districtwide service for regular preventive treatment and quick referral.
Some people argue that in situations where the employer doesn't provide a wellness plan, the savings aspect of a medical savings account may encourage employees to forgo preventive treatment.
The patient and the hospital staff are disappointed that his discharge from the hospital has been postponed, but the patient fully understands the necessity of preventive treatment for his condition," Fukushima said.
The current preventive treatment is an intravenous solution fifty to one hundred times weaker than the injection.
The Summer 98 issue of Herizons contained an article criticizing the claim that Tamoxifen should be used as a preventive treatment for breast cancer, after a North American study suggested that fewer healthy women who took the drug developed breast cancer within the 5 years of the study.
Avonex is also being studied as a preventive treatment for people who have had only one MS-like attack and cannot be definitively diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis.