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support

 [sŭ-port´]
1. a structure that bears the weight of something else.
2. a mechanism or arrangement that helps keep something else functioning.
3. the foundation upon which a denture rests.
caregiver support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of the necessary information, advocacy, and support to facilitate primary patient care by someone other than a health care professional. See also caregiver.
decision-making support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support for a patient who is making a decision regarding health care.
emotional support
1. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of reassurance, acceptance, and encouragement in times of stress.
2. a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; actions designed to meet the affective, psychological, and social needs of the patient or client.
family support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of family values, interests, and goals.
support hose an elastic garment for a limb that enhances venous circulation through creation of a pressure gradient by fabric pressure. See also compression therapy.
physician support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collaborating with physicians to provide quality patient care.
sibling support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting a sibling to cope with a brother's or sister's illness, chronic condition, or disability.
spiritual support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to feel balance and connection with a greater power.
sustenance support in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping a needy individual/family to locate food, clothing, or shelter.

support hose

Elastic stockings that may extend from the toes to the knee or above. These are worn by patients to provide sufficient pressure on the tissues to facilitate venous return and to help to prevent the formation of thrombi in the veins of the legs.
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Aside from support hose there are custom-fitted stockings available which are more expensive and sometimes uncomfortably tight, but work better.
At that moment, I realized that it really didn't matter about my shoes, my orthotic devices, support hose, or glasses.
Switch back and forth regularly, keep feet elevated, and wear support hose.
This unique event will allow you to work your way around the spaghetti junction of modern hosiery and will show you the latest developments including toe-less tights and support hose.
Post-treatment therapy includes wearing compression bandages or support hose for two days to three weeks following treatment.
If support hose makes you think of elderly women with blue hair and orthopedic shoes, take a look at the new elastic stockings.
Wearing support hose can compress the veins to alleviate pain and prevent them from stretching.
Sooner than Tess can say "mulligan stew," the smooth-talking con man has seduced his way into the beds of both his hostesses, resurrecting their long-dormant passions and reawakening their lust for life- as evidenced by the fact that they have traded in their support hose and granny dresses for bustiers and mini-dresses from "Le Trashy Chic" boutique.
Good support hose needn't make you look like Ena Sharples.
Wearing support hose may prevent some unwanted blood vessels from developing in some people.
People with simple varicose vein problems, he advises, should wear support hose.

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