area restriction


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

restriction

 [re-strik´shun]
1. something that limits; a limitation.
2. see restriction endonuclease.
area restriction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of patient mobility to a specified area for purposes of safety or behavior management.
fluid restriction the limitation of oral fluid intake to a prescribed amount for each 24-hour period. This therapeutic measure is indicated in patients who have edema associated with kidney disease, such as nephrosis and glomerulonephritis, or Laënnec's cirrhosis, and also in certain patients with pulmonary edema.
Patient Care. Approaches to the problem of discomfort from thirst and dryness of the mouth include careful distribution of the fluid intake over the entire 24 hours in small, frequent drinks; giving oral medications at mealtime, when not contraindicated, so as to allow sips of liquid at other times; providing cold water for rinsing the mouth without swallowing between drinks; giving hard candy and chewing gum; and allowing patients to choose the fluids they prefer to drink. Frequent mouth care with a refreshing mouthwash also is helpful.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
All officers must collaborate closely with the local judiciary to set new terms of probation, such as curfews and area restrictions, tailored to individual probationers.
When he asked CAA officials about their rules for high-rise buildings, they said they approve such construction on a case-to-case basis in view of aircraft flying area restrictions. In response, Khan remarked that this meant the CAA "has different rules for influential and ordinary persons".
When he asked CAA officials about their rules for high-rise buildings, they said they approve such construction on a case-to-case basis in view of aircraft flying area restrictions. In response, Mr Khan remarked that this meant the CAA 'has different rules for influential and ordinary persons'.