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intervention

 [in″ter-ven´shun]
interposition or interference in the affairs of another to accomplish a goal or end; see also implementation.
crisis intervention
1. counseling or psychotherapy for patients in a life crisis that is directed at supporting the patient through the crisis and helping the patient cope with the stressful event that precipitated it.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the pre-crisis state.
nursing intervention an action for which nurses are responsible that is intended to benefit a patient or client.
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) the management of coronary artery occlusion by any of various catheter-based techniques, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, angioplasty using the excimer laser, and implantation of coronary stents and related devices.
intervention (omaha) in the omaha system, an action or activity undertaken to address a specific client problem and to improve, maintain, or restore health or to prevent illness. See also intervention scheme.

in·ter·ven·tion

(in'tĕr-ven'shŭn),
An action or ministration that produces an effect or is intended to alter the course of a pathologic process.
[L. inter-ventio, a coming between, fr inter-venio, to come between]

intervention

(ĭn′tə-r-vĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of intervening: a nation's military interventions in neighboring countries; a politician opposed to government intervention in the market economy.
2.
a. The systematic process of assessment and planning employed to remediate or prevent a social, educational, or developmental problem: early intervention for at-risk toddlers.
b. An act that alters the course of a disease, injury, or condition by initiating a treatment or performing a procedure or surgery.
c. A planned, often unannounced meeting with a person with a serious personal problem, such as addiction, in order to persuade the person to seek treatment.

intervention

EBM
Anything meant to change the course of events for a person: surgery, a drug, a test, a treatment, counseling, providing informational pamphlets.

Psychology
An application of therapeutic/educational techniques to modify a person’s performance in a designated area of communication—e.g., expressive language, attention, etc.

Public health
An act or procedure capable of reducing injury or improving health.

Surgery
An operation.

Vox populi
Intercession in the acts of others to prevent an adverse outcome.

intervention

Public health A device or procedure capable of ↓ injuries. See Administrative intervention, Behavioral intervention, Crisis intervention, Health intervention Surgery An operation. See Routine intervention, Motivational intervention, Percutaneous intervention, Pharmacist intervention, Remedial intervention.

in·ter·ven·tion

(in'tĕr-ven'shŭn)
1. An action or ministration that produces an effect or that is intended to alter the course of a pathologic process.
2. biowarfare Any action, ministration, or device intended to prevent or alter the course of deliberate release of a mass-casualty agent.
Synonym(s): countermeasure.
3. Synonym(s): implementation. See also: absorption
[L. inter-ventio, a coming between, fr inter-venio, to come between]
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