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the act or process of making ready.
childbirth preparation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to facilitate childbirth and to enhance the ability of an individual to develop and perform the role of parent.
surgical preparation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing care to a patient immediately prior to surgery and verification of required procedures or tests and documentation in the clinical record.
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1. The act of making or getting ready.
2. Something made ready, as a medicine or other mixture, or a histologic specimen.
[L. praeparatio, fr. prae, before, + paro, pp. -atus, to get ready]
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1. The act or process of preparing.
2. A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
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1. The act of making or getting ready.
2. Something made ready, e.g., medicine.
[L. praeparatio, fr. prae, before, + paro, pp. -atus, to get ready]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about preparation

Q. Getting prepared for chemo Hi, I have breast cancer, and I’m planned to start chemotherapy in a short time. Do you have any advice how should I prepare for it? What to buy? The anti-emesis drugs are already waiting- any other thing I should get?

A. A surgical face mask – if you find yourself in a close place and someone starts to cough or sneeze, you can protect yourself.

Q. A tumor was discovered in my kidney how should I prepare myself to the future events?

A. sorry to hear...there are all sorts of tumors in kidneys but generally i recommend first of all talking to your family and explain the situation. but only after you understand what it is and what that means. you will need a lot of support and you don't want to leave your loved ones in the darkness about it. believe me that is the basic in preparing yourself to any tumor therapy.
good luck!!
you'll be fine i'm sure!!

Q. what are the most common problems women tend to develop during pregnancy? how would i prepare for it???

A. Needing to urinate more often...i think every one has it. because of pregnancy hormones and growing baby presses on her bladder- she needs to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes. it looks pretty annoying. i'm not sure there is something to do with it.

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According to him, the coal supply this year is 140 tons more than in 2018 as part of preparations for the heating season.
Increasing interest in developing quick, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly sample preparation techniques, lead to develop new methods which will eventually minimize the extraction steps, reduce solvent consumption, and thereby automate the sample preparation system.
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Resident's preparation time was 74.6 hours/month, senior registrar's preparation time was 47.93 hours/month, consultant's preparation time was 18.67 hours/month and the total duration time for meetings was 18 hours/month.
Preparation for motherhood starts during the gestation period and this concept gains importance, given that in the experiences and perceptions of pregnant women, motherhood arrives without proper preparation;[R] whether it is because of a gap between that informed and that experienced (7) or because the information provided by the professionals does not comply with the real expectations of motherhood as a way of life and lifestyle.
The report studies the historical performance of the global sample preparation market to examine the market's trajectory till the base year.
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Some 1.5 million som was allocated from the public budget for preparation of Naryn town general plan, Naryn mayor Rahat Adiyev told Turmush.