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protection

 [pro-tek´shun]
defense or immunity against harmful influences.
abuse protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent further infliction of physical or emotional harm. See also physical abuse and sexual abuse.
abuse protection: child in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent child relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm or neglect of basic necessities of life. See also child abuse.
abuse protection: domestic partner in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, dependent relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction or physical, sexual, or emotional harm or exploitation of a domestic partner.
abuse protection: elder in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the identification of high-risk, dependent elder relationships and actions to prevent possible or further infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm; neglect of basic necessities; or exploitation. See also elder abuse.
abuse protection: religious in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as identification of high-risk, controlling religious relationships and actions to prevent infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional harm and/or exploitation.
environmental risk protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preventing and detecting disease and injury in populations at risk from environmental hazards.
ineffective protection a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a decrease in the ability of an individual to guard the self from internal or external threats such as illness or injury.
infection protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention and early detection of infection in a patient at risk. See also isolation precautions.
patient rights protection in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as protection of patient's rights, the health care rights of the patient, especially one who is a minor, incapacitated, or incompetent and unable to make decisions.

pro·tec·tive block

an incompletely understood mechanism whereby a pacemaker is protected from being discharged by the impulse from another center; the mechanism, usually conceived as an encircling zone of unidirectionally refractory tissue permitting egress of impulses from the center but preventing access to the center, is seen in operation in ventricular parasystole where the parasystolic center is protected from discharge by the sinus pacemaker and so is able to maintain its intrinsic rhythm undisturbed.

protection

See Absorptive eye protection, Neuroprotection, Personal protection, Photoprotection, Reflective protection, Self-protection.

protection,

n 1. contraceptive barrier which lowers risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
2. in therapeutic touch, the practitioner's ability to guard against receiving negative energy.
3. protection by a vaccine.

protection

prevention against injury.

protection tests
neutralization tests using serial dilutions of antiserum to protect animals against challenge by a standard dose of microorganism.
x-ray protection
includes taking x-rays only in designated areas, the use of portable warning signs when radiography is done elsewhere, the wearing of leadlined gloves and aprons by staff working near active apparatus, a red warning light which is switched on when the apparatus is being used. Personnel working near x-ray apparatus should wear dosimeter badges which are checked periodically.
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It has stated publicly that it intends to explain why compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley is problematic from a European data protection perspective.
Each company's strategy with respect to its hotline will need to be based on how the company's hotline operates, its level of compliance with data protection laws and its relationship with its works council and the particular laws of the company's geographic location.
Data protection authorities in other European countries (such as Spain and Switzerland) are already looking into the whistleblower issue, and it is clear that data protection authorities in some countries (such as Belgium) would likely adopt the French position if the issue were presented to them.
The Supreme Court has held that a defendant who requests or accepts the appointment of counsel is, in fact, invoking the protections of the Sixth Amendment.
The duration of the protections afforded an individual invoking the right to counsel depends on which right is invoked.
However, invoking subjects who remain in custody pending trial, or are convicted and sentenced to prison without ever being released from custody continue to benefit from the protections of their invocations for the entire term of imprisonment.
AOL is the only online service to offer world-class virus protection as part of basic membership;
AOL(R) Spyware Protection with an added SpyZapper feature that automatically targets the most disruptive forms of spyware and other programs that may interfere with members' online experience;
Simplified Spam Control tools and new SpIM (instant message spam) protection to make it even easier for members to keep their e-mail box and instant messages free of spam;
We are confident that the Protection One management team is managing the operational and financial aspects of the business in a manner which will ultimately provide for profitable growth," said Wittig.
Mack III, chief executive officer of Protection One.
We continue to be excited about the leading position Protection One has created in the fast-growing security alarm business," said Mack.