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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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Assessment during secondary prevention determines whether students have responded adequately to the tutoring.
Research has also shown that primary prevention in the form of educational campaigns and government legislation are around seven times more effective than secondary prevention such as screening programmes.
The guidelines were based on a metaanalysis of results from diabetes subgroups of six primary and eight secondary prevention trials.
For the remaining 69% pelvic floor muscle training was a primary or secondary prevention strategy.
Recently, three large secondary prevention trials involving hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG Co-A) reductase inhibitors (statins) have included a substantial sample of patients more than 65 years of age.
Aspirin is often recommended for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events; however, it also can be a contributing factor to the development of gastric ulcers as well as abdominal discomfort (dyspepsia) and other troublesome upper GI tract symptoms," said Dr.
Bayer HealthCare announced today the approval in Japan of its oral Factor Xa inhibitor Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the treatment and secondary prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW).
Treatment with hormone therapy [HT] in postmenopausal women for either primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease events has little if any benefit overall, and causes an increase in the risk of stroke, or venous thromboembolic events," reported Dr.
Researchers concluded that obese pregnant patients might benefit from cardiovascular risk screening that could lead to early detection and secondary prevention of cardiovascular morbidity.
Guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention programs, 5th ed.
Plavix [R], made by Bristol-Myers Squib, is one of the most profitable drugs of all time and has been used for secondary prevention of heart attacks and stroke in patients who have suffered these events.
Changes were made regarding both secondary prevention in newborns and maternal prophylaxis.

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