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protective environment

1. Any setting in which vulnerable people (such as adolescents, the elderly, or those with a history of mental illness or drug dependence) are cloistered for therapeutic reasons.
2. A room or unit in a hospital with positive atmospheric pressure relative to its surroundings.
See also: environment
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* HEPA filters are specified in Table 6-1, "Minimum Filter Efficiencies" for protective environment rooms.
The properties and values of moss on a worldwide scale are exceptional, helping to absorb and store some of the excesses of the world's carbon dioxide, stabilising hillsides and so helping to reduce soil erosion, providing a home for many other plants including ferns and orchids, helping to maintain some atmospheric humidity in drier areas of the world, providing an important nesting material for many birds and animals and providing a protective environment for many different invertebrates.
PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENT NETPark incubator lets businesses grow until they need bigger premises
Ingredients are filled and managed within the same protective environment to guard against airborne dust, waste spillage, machine product cross contamination, and human error.
The donations we have received today will be directed towards developing additional education programs to ensure that maximum number of Haitian children return back to the protective environment of school through our existing international partners who are currently on the ground in Haiti." 2010 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
This facility will be dedicated exclusively to the care of adult cancer patients and their families in a protective environment that provides for staff, physician, and caregiver collaboration; operational efficiency; and technological development, Patients' needs are at the heart of interior space arrangements.
If America has any case to make then it should be made in the protective environment of the UK.
These included a reconfigurable building design; wind and earthquake resistant facility; protective environment rooms; two-way nurse calling systems; centralised, spacious nurse stations; ICU with large windows for sea view and natural light; acoustic walls; highest fire resistant standards; and worldwide connectivity through telemedicine platform.
Anyone emerging from the protective environment of a university to join what looks likely to be one of the harshest job markets for some time will be in for a rude awakening this summer.
tie recalls the sense of privilege, how those Saturdays felt, how players within the protective environment of the Louisiana State campus felt like gods as if they walked between raindrops.
UNICEF New York (United Nations Children's Fund), New York, US, Protective Environment for Children in Darfur.
The Fuller geodesic dome uses one of these levers to throw up a protective environment that would have been the envy of Kubla Khan.