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Methods or procedures intended to prevent or avoid adverse outcomes.
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Infectious disease The constellation of activities intended to minimize exposure to an infectious agent; precautions imply that the isolation of an infected Pt is optional, but not mandatory. See AIDS precautions, Barrier precautions, Universal precautions. Cf Isolation; Safe sex practices, Reverse precautions.
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Patient discussion about precautions

Q. How can I overcome this? Is there any precautions? I am getting scared after seeing my neighbor’s condition due to breast cancer. My mom says she will soon die. Is it very hard to treat and cure? I am getting sick of these, need some help. I have a feeling that I too have the breast cancer. Please help me. How can I overcome this? Is there any precautions?

A. here is a link for you to do a Breast Self Examination :

Q. What would be the reason for my bad breadth and where to take on precaution? I am working as a sales manager. I have to meet many clients every day. My presentation makes my business good. I am having bad breadth. Just because of my bad breadth I am not able to talk with open mouth. I try talk by keeping some distance from them or try to communicate less. This affects on my business. I had changed my toothpaste. None worked to stop my bad breadth. Generally I keep myself healthy and tidy. But I had missed somewhere for my bad breadth. What would be the reason for this…and where to take on precaution?

A. Hey my friend brushing your teeth daily and keeping tidy makes you healthy. If your change in tooth paste had not helped in removal of bad breadth then something is going wrong inside your body. Sometimes dry mouth can cause bad breadth. Check if you are having dry mouth, where your saliva secretion will reduce. Then you must meet your doctor. Though it can be the indication for some other infection or illness in your body. Where your doctor can only diagnose.

Q. what is hernia.what is the it fatal.what precautions should i take.can i do brisk walking

A. Hernia is a condition in which contents of the abdomen (usually part of the gut) protrude outside, either to the cord that lead the vessels to the testicle or through other parts of the wall of the abdomen. It's usually treated with surgery that usually solves the problem.

After a resting period after the surgery usually full and regular activity can be resumed.

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References in classic literature ?
"Every precaution is still necessary," he whispered.
They have evidently taken the precaution of watching you, however, and that is what has brought Moriarty to Victoria.
The combat was to cease as soon as Prince John should throw down his leading staff, or truncheon; another precaution usually taken to prevent the unnecessary effusion of blood by the too long endurance of a sport so desperate.
This means that the higher the level of knowledge of the staff nurses, the higher also is there level of attitude on universal precautions.
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) recommends that airborne precautions be taken when caring for an Ebola patient in the surgical setting in addition to standard, contact, and droplet precautions.
Hospital personnel took prompt precautions just before the Arabic-origin patient arrived.
It is important that we take whatever precautions possible.
To determine the best way to protect Baby North, "He is talking to other really rich and famous people about how they keep their kids safe and what extra precautions he can take.
"For this reason, it is important that healthcare workers apply standard precautions consistently with all patients -- regardless of their diagnosis -- in all work practices all the time," it said.
Horse owners are being urged to take precautions following cases of a contagious disease in the UAE.
Standard precautions are the minimum infection prevention practices that apply to all patient care, irrespective of suspected or confirmed infection status of the patient, in any health care setting.