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deficit

 [def´ĭ-sit]
a lack or deficiency.
diversional activity deficit deficient diversional activity.
fluid volume deficit deficient fluid volume.
knowledge deficit see knowledge deficit (specify).
oxygen deficit a lack of oxygen, as in hypoxia, anoxia, or insufficient oxygen delivery in comparison to oxygen consumption.
pulse deficit the difference between the apical pulse and the radial pulse, obtained by having one person count the apical pulse as heard through a stethoscope over the heart and a second person count the radial pulse at the same time.
 Assessing the apical-radial pulse to identify a pulse deficit. From Lammon et al., 1995.
reversible ischemic neurologic deficit a type of cerebral infarction whose clinical course lasts longer than 24 hours but less than 72 hours; brain imaging usually reveals an infarct. See also stroke syndrome.
self care deficit any of a group of nursing diagnoses approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as impaired ability to perform basic self care (activities of daily living) in the areas of feeding, bathing/hygiene, dressing/grooming, and toileting. Related factors include diminished strength and endurance, pain or discomfort, impaired mentation, neuromuscular disorder, depression, and anxiety. The defining characteristics for each functional level are readily observed and graded on a scale of 0 to 4. The suggested code for functional level classification is as follows: 0, Completely independent; 1, Requires use of equipment or device; 2, Requires help from another person for assistance, supervision, or teaching; 3, Requires help from another person and equipment or device; 4, Dependent; does not participate in activity.
self care deficit, bathing/hygiene a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete bathing/hygiene activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, dressing/grooming a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete dressing and grooming activities for oneself; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, feeding a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete feeding activities; see self care deficit.
self care deficit, toileting a nursing diagnosis defined as impaired ability to perform or complete one's own toileting activities; see self care deficit.
visual deficit partial or complete blindness; see communication enhancement: visual deficit.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit),
The result of consuming or using something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

deficit

A lack of a substance or factor of interest
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

def·i·cit

(def'i-sit)
The result of consuming or losing something faster than it is replenished or replaced.
[L. deficio, to fail]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about deficit

Q. haemoglobin deficiency Haemoglobin deficiency - 6.3 rbc count less than normal range. platelets are 157000

A. what you describe here is pretty harsh numbers. very very low hemoglobin, low platelets level...have you checked for white blood cells? i recommend seeing a Dr. ASAP. with these numbers there is a good chance that you'll bleed from places that are not supposed to bleed.

Q. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take? I am 26 yrs old and I have fibromyalgia. Recently I came to know after a test that I am vitamin D deficient so how much vitamin D should I take?

A. what is a normal level of vitamin d for a 65 yr old woman?

Q. what can be done for spontaneous hypothermia? is there a deficiency of hormones or anything that can be taken

A. hypothermia can be caused by al sort of things. Some bacterial infections, poisoning, aciduria , hypothyroidism and more. Is this the only symptom? I’m sure there are some others. But I think this could be a good idea to check up with a Dr.

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Moreover, the answers to the self-care practice questions in the pre-study survey support the assumption of a knowledge deficit regarding self-care of minor illnesses and injuries.
Results showed significant knowledge deficit in the recognition of symptoms among survey cohorts (see Table 4).
In order to reduce these barriers, the knowledge deficit for faculty will need to be addressed through publications and conferences.
"Nurses' communication with parents in pediatric inpatient units is a key factor contributing to perceptions of their child's care." Pamphlets are information tools that are critical in aiding parents' knowledge deficit and nurses' time constraints.
After varimax rotation, the first factor consisted of Severity of Illness, Emotional Support, Knowledge Deficit, and Complexity of Clinical Decision items while the second factor contained Task/Procedure Complexity, Indirect Care, and Assessment.
Assessing the knowledge of nurses is a crucial step toward quantifying any knowledge deficit before creating appropriate remedial education programs.
Knowledge deficit was evident about childhood autism among the medical students.
For example, one could look at the knowledge deficit scores of a group of patients with myocardial infarctions before and after implementing a new teaching protocol or critical pathway.
The certified nurse should make a personal commitment to complete educational units in areas of a known knowledge deficit. Perhaps he or she could complete a seminar on a new treatment or therapy, or learn about something outside the sub-specialty area.
The Arab Human Development Report 2003: Building a Knowledge Society presented a comprehensive explanation for the "knowledge deficit" and equally comprehensive prescriptions for reform.
Additional technician evaluations considered relevant to all surgical interventions include acute pain, risk of infection, risk of hypothermia, client knowledge deficit, and risk of self-inflicted injury.
AT: The most glaring is the knowledge deficit. Without adequate knowledge, governments cannot get to grips with the right policies.

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