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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.

primary prevention

avoidance of disease.

primary prevention

a program of activities directed at improving general well-being while also involving specific protection for selected diseases, such as immunization against measles.

primary prevention

Preventive medicine Any intervention which ↓ risks of a particular disease–eg, ↓ cholesterol intake to ↓ risk of ASHD, or ↓ tobacco to ↓ risk of lung CA. See Healthy lifestyle, Prevention. Cf Secondary prevention Psychiatry Measures to prevent a mental disorder–eg, nutrition, substitute parents, etc.
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Tanaka noted that the task force is in the process of reassessing its current recommendations on aspirin for primary prevention, issued in 2009; the revision was slated to be published in 2014, according to the task force website.
Medtronic said the study results may help clinicians identify and refer primary prevention patients for ICD/CRT-D therapy, and help more patients make informed decisions about receiving a defibrillator.
Prevention is most effectively achieved through primary prevention policies that reduce or eliminate involuntary exposures to proven and probable carcinogens.
At present, until more compelling evidence becomes available, any decision to prescribe aspirin for primary prevention should be an individual clinical judgment that weighs the absolute benefit in reducing the risk of a first MI against the absolute risk of major bleeding.
Young people, representatives of youth organizations from 14-28 years, who have experience in conducting primary prevention of HIV / AIDS and drug use, as well as people who care about this issue, are invited for the event.
They describe primary prevention in homosexual men, intravenous drug users, and sex workers; the basic epidemiology of transmission in epidemics; case studies of behavior change in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and other countries; the relationship between prevention and factors like poverty, gender inequality, and war; gender, marriage, and risk; and a case study of an endogenous approach in four countries in southern Africa.
Shortage of qualified professionals and dearth of other relevant resources, in face of steady increase in the incidence of cardiac ailments, demand efficient Primary Prevention Programs in the country.
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The contest is intended to increase public awareness of the benefits of the primary prevention of colorectal cancer as well as the benefits of being screened through measures including Fecal Occult Blood testing (FOBT), Fecal Immunochemical testing (FIT) and colonoscopy.
DESIGN: Estrogen plus progestin component of the Women's Health Initiative, a randomized controlled primary prevention trial (planned duration, 8.
Aspirin should not be initiated routinely for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and its use should be reviewed for patients already taking aspirin, researchers have concluded.
In Britain today, only people considered at a high risk of developing heart disease are prescribed statins for primary prevention.
I have always believed that employee education and supervisory training, both core EAP components, should and can have a measurable primary prevention impact.