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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.
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nurs·ing in·ter·ven·tion

(nŭrs'ing in'tĕr-ven'shŭn)
Treatments that nurses perform in all settings and in all specialties; activities nurses perform; nursing care measures.
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nursing intervention

In the nursing process, the step after planning. This step involves all aspects of actual caring for the patient and requires full knowledge of the assessment and planning stages of the nursing process. The goals of nursing intervention are stated in the planning step of the nursing process. Included in this step are patient care in the areas of hygiene and mental and physical comfort, including assistance in feeding and elimination; controlling the physical aspects of the patient's environment; and instructing the patient about the factors important to his or her care and what actions to take to facilitate recovery. After the patient's acute and immediate needs are met, he or she should be instructed concerning actions that could be taken to help prevent a recurrence of the condition.
See: nursing process; planning; problem-oriented medical record
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The frequency of nursing interventions provided for inpatients with hip fracture procedures were identified in a few studies (Dochterman et al., 2005; Shever, Titler, Dochterman, Fei, & Picone, 2007; Titler et al., 2007).
Practice Recommendations Converted To Action-Oriented Nursing Interventions. Ostomy Care and Management Nursing Order Set Practice Recommendations Action-Oriented Nursing Interventions Pre-operative education should Teach about basic stoma care be provided to all clients and and management pre-operatively families requiring ostomy surgery Stoma site marking should be Refer to Enterostomal Therapy performed on all clients Nurse for pre-operative stoma undergoing ostomy surgery site marking Progressive Muscle Relaxation Promote use of Progressive Therapy (PMRT) should be Muscle Relaxation Training offered to clients undergoing (PMRT) beginning post-op day 5 ostomy surgery as part of routine care.
Our findings may then pose a more conservative test of the observed superiority of the acceptance-based nursing intervention vs TAU for LC postoperative pain management.
Ten types of nursing interventions were significantly associated with cost in the final model (Tables 2 and 4).
(25) The order of the observations was not predetermined; however, the odds of observing a nursing intervention associated with ICP change was high (odds ratio, 1.96; 95% confidence interval, 1.71-2.24).
Nurses may be reluctant to use music as a nursing intervention. A lack of knowledge is the main reason music is not used more routinely, (9,10) as well as a lack of best practice guidelines.
* Listening to music is a nursing intervention that helps in a short term to reduce articular pain, depression and disability, and to increase capacity (empowerment).
Databases specific to nursing are the Nursing Taxonomies of NANDA (Nursing Intervention Classifications), Nursing Intervention Classification and Nursing Outcome Classifications, and International Classification of Nursing Practice.
Critical thinking, the nursing process, and a community-based focus are integrated throughout, and information is tested from the viewpoint of nursing intervention.
Social skills training as nursing intervention to improve social skills and self-esteem of in-patients with chronic schizophrenia.
One factor that they did not analyze is nursing intervention to prevent VTE; and whether good nursing intervention would be just as effective in preventing potentially life-threatening VTE as anticoagulation in lower-risk patients.
In addition, it is thought that after surgery, pediatric nurses will be able to construct their own unique nursing intervention by gathering information with regard to the manner in which the parent and child use the picture book and the circumstances of parent and child interaction.

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