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diversion

/di·ver·sion/ (dĭ-ver´zhun) a turning aside.
urinary diversion  surgical creation of an alternate route for urine flow to replace an absent or diseased portion of the lower urinary tract in order to preserve renal function.

di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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The demise of the Red Cross' diversional therapy initiative was brought about through concerns expressed over the cost and appropriateness of the scheme.
The main objective of the diversional therapy course is to enhance the lifestyle of the patients," explains Vasquez.
While the value of social connections, social support, positive affirmations, and spirituality are often recognized by researchers and practitioners as useful strategies for managing stress, diversional strategies and meaningful leisure pursuits are often over looked or afforded lesser value.
To deal with this, we concentrated on using staff-alert devices, making safety-sensitive environmental modifications, and developing recreational and diversional activities to be provided by the interdisciplinary team.
If they're traveling (or wandering), we try to give them diversional activities to keep them occupied," Alexander says.
The plan of care also included diversional activities and scheduled events that allowed for a break so he could watch his favorite program, "Star Trek.
The assumption of a functional distinction between dances to be danced and those intended as diversional chamber music is mainly based first on the evidence of a modicum of collections which actually juxtapose the terms da camera and da ballo, and second on those which appear to make a similar distinction between dances labelled da camera and those described as alla francese.
The author supplies detailed explanations as well as the pros and cons of different questioning techniques such as direct, indirect, reflective, and diversional.
Unfortunately, programming for this group often does not produce much benefit, since it is based on passive, diversional activities.
The Fun Centers serve as a diversional tool for Child Life Specialists to provide to patients and families in the playrooms, at bedside and throughout the hospital, including medical units, clinics and waiting rooms.
Nonpharmacological Pain Management Interventions * Position changes * Visual feedback * Motor imagery * Diversional activities * Mirror-box therapy * Reflexology * Pressure application to stump * Acupuncture * Massage * Percussion * Hypnosis * Myoelectric prosthesis * Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) * Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) * Psychotherapeutic therapy Invasive Modalities * Lumbar sympathetic blocks * Deep brain stimulation (DBS) * Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) * Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) * Invasive neuromodulation Sources: Knotkova et al.