tertiary prevention


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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.

tertiary prevention

avoidance of sequelae of a disease process.

tertiary prevention

a level of preventive medicine that deals with the rehabilitation and return of a patient to a status of maximum usefulness with a minimum risk of recurrence of a physical or mental disorder.

tertiary prevention

Medspeak
Treatment that alters the course of known and established clinical disease—e.g., with CABG or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
 
Psychiatry
Those measures adopted in an effort to reduce impairment or disability after a mental disorder has been diagnosed and managed (e.g., through rehabilitation), or, after suicide has been attempted, to reduce the stressors that triggered the attempt.

tertiary prevention

Medtalk Treatment that alters the course of clinical disease--eg, with CABG or PCTA. See Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty Psychiatry Measures to reduce impairment or disability following a disorder–eg, through rehabilitation.

ter·ti·ar·y pre·ven·tion

(tĕrshē-ă-rē prē-venshŭn)
Avoidance of sequelae of a disease process.
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It is possible to expand the use of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention to achieve improved health outcomes, better patient experience of care and lower cost of care, which could allow existing benefit dollars to cover more patients and increase access.
Integration of mental health and primary care services with an emphasis on tertiary prevention is part of those marketplace and regulatory imperatives.
the normalization of glucose and the absence of medication) changes the approach from tertiary prevention to secondary prevention.
Then, they must show lack of responsiveness to secondary prevention before becoming eligible for tertiary prevention.
Tertiary prevention is applied after maltreatment has occurred and seeks to stop recurrence or deterioration in the child's circumstances and is the point at which fostering and adoption become significant.
He said that this can be accomplished by adopting protocols for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of child and adolescent mental health problems, boosting the research in this area.
The Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, the official publication of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, APTA, is a unique journal that highlights research in the areas of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, health and wellness, and the role that physical therapists play in the management of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
The concept of developmental rehabilitation was created by Prof Hellbr'gge as tertiary prevention to prevent or reduce handicap.
Tertiary prevention is the comprehensive management of clinically apparent disease, such as diabetes, to diminish the risk of the development of the known complications of it.
Primary and tertiary prevention strategies apply well to BC.
And tertiary prevention is really management; it aims to reduce the severity of and complications associated with disease.

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