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protective environment

1. Any setting in which vulnerable people (such as adolescents, the elderly, or those with a history of mental illness or drug dependence) are cloistered for therapeutic reasons.
2. A room or unit in a hospital with positive atmospheric pressure relative to its surroundings.
See also: environment
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Addendum f (published March 2011) provides some clarifications related to the pressure requirements for AII rooms, and protective environment (PE) rooms.
tie recalls the sense of privilege, how those Saturdays felt, how players within the protective environment of the Louisiana State campus felt like gods as if they walked between raindrops.
UNICEF New York (United Nations Children's Fund), New York, US, Protective Environment for Children in Darfur.
The Fuller geodesic dome uses one of these levers to throw up a protective environment that would have been the envy of Kubla Khan.
Some of these workers need a more protective environment, which Remploy provides.
If deemed necessary a child would be apprehended and removed from an apparent volatile situation and placed in what was supposed to be a safe, sound and more protective environment.
But if a suspected drugs baron like Gary Robb is forced to break cover from that protective environment we must take full advantage.
Mackendrick was a perfectionist who--after making the most of Ealing's protective environment, which nurtured him as a filmmaker--finally had trouble dealing with the casual ruthlessness of the international film world.
This raises doubts as to whether children raised in same-sex households are being raised in a protective environment.
Held in September, it is called, Saulpe Floria, and while it is no competition for Carnival in Rio or Salvador, it is a fun happening, giving guests an opportunity for a taste of Carnival in a totally protective environment that even kids can safely enjoy--just join the crowd following the bands in the big trucks and dance and sing along.
Manchester United's more protective environment would be a wiser option.
This delicate process takes place only because the nebula, which is cooling, provides a protective environment for small molecules.