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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.

secondary prevention

interruption of any disease process before the emergence of recognized signs or diagnostic findings of the disorder.

secondary prevention

a level of preventive medicine that focuses on early diagnosis, use of referral services, and rapid initiation of treatment to stop the progress of disease processes or a handicapping disability.

secondary prevention

Preventive medicine Reduction of M&M in Pts with a known disease, treating it while it is asymptomatic–eg, optimizing glycemic control in DM. See Healthy lifestyle. Cf Primary prevention.

sec·on·dary pre·ven·tion

(sekŏn-dār-ē prē-venshŭn)
Interruption of any disease process before emergence of diagnostic findings of the disorder.
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Only 41 (1%) of patients were prescribed adequate (per our definition) secondary prevention therapy following hospital discharge.
6 It is also important to highlight the importance of primary and secondary prevention in the medical curriculum.
Furthermore, community based data are needed to establish the actual prevalence and incidence of the disease and to determine why women use or do not use primary or secondary prevention methods.
The meta-analysis by Rizos et al is the most up-to-date, comprehensive look at the value of omega-3 fatty acids for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events.
Nicolo, the benefits of aspirin are evident in patients who have a history of stroke or heart attack: Aspirin use in secondary prevention has been clearly shown to prevent the progression of cardiovascular disease, and is generally recommended for women with known cardiovascular disease and no contraindications.
These students can then access more intensive secondary prevention in a timely manner.
Among these states, half (50%) had laws that addressed both primary and tertiary prevention levels, while only 10 states (26%) included secondary prevention in its laws.
Even in well-developed health care systems, many patients are not receiving the best secondary prevention treatment, despite a wealth of preventative guidelines, continuing medical education and revalidation programs," said Anthony Heagerty of the University of Manchester in an accompanying editorial.
There is no doubt that aspirin is good for secondary prevention in patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis.
Participants of the event will visit various organizations that are engaged in secondary prevention of HIV/AIDS and drug use, as well as working with injecting drug users, reported NGO "Property of the Republic".
BI-204 is being developed for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Changes were made regarding both secondary prevention in newborns and maternal prophylaxis.

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