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prevention

 [pre-ven´shun]
the keeping of something (such as an illness or injury) from happening.
fall prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instituting special precautions with the patient at risk for injury from falling.
pressure ulcer prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of pressure ulcers for a patient at high risk for developing them.
primary prevention the first level of health care, designed to prevent the occurrence of disease and promote health.
religious addiction prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as prevention of a self-imposed controlling religious lifestyle. See also addiction.
secondary prevention the second level of health care, based on the earliest possible identification of disease so that it can be more readily treated or managed and adverse sequelae can be prevented.
shock prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as detecting and treating a patient at risk for impending shock.
sports-injury prevention: youth in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing the risk of sport-related injury in young athletes.
substance use prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of an alcoholic or drug use lifestyle. See also substance abuse.
suicide prevention in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reducing risk of self-inflicted harm with intent to end life. See also suicide.
tertiary prevention the third phase or level of health care, concerned with promotion of independent function and prevention of further disease-related deterioration.

secondary prevention

interruption of any disease process before the emergence of recognized signs or diagnostic findings of the disorder.

secondary prevention

Preventive medicine Reduction of M&M in Pts with a known disease, treating it while it is asymptomatic–eg, optimizing glycemic control in DM. See Healthy lifestyle. Cf Primary prevention.

sec·on·dary pre·ven·tion

(sekŏn-dār-ē prē-venshŭn)
Interruption of any disease process before emergence of diagnostic findings of the disorder.
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Assessment during secondary prevention determines whether students have responded adequately to the tutoring.
Government-driven initiatives to improve prescribing practices have been launched in some European countries; in the UK, for example, GPs are paid for preventive efforts, and in Spain the government carries out periodic evaluation of prescriptions for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in primary care.
Although oral health providers have an important role in early identification, referral, and case management of patients with eating disorders, little is reported regarding their current secondary prevention practices.
The guidelines were based on a metaanalysis of results from diabetes subgroups of six primary and eight secondary prevention trials.
In addition to population-based approaches to reducing CVD risk factors, prevention efforts should include efficacious and cost-effective therapies to both reduce the incidence of Ml (primary prevention), and to prevent further cardiac events in persons who have had a CVD event (secondary prevention).
Secondary prevention is the effort aimed at reducing or halting the progression of the disabling condition after the initial injury has occurred (i.e., specialized emergency medical services for those who sustain an SCI).
Advocates of secondary prevention credited measures designed to reduce the risk of a second heart attack; the rest favored better medical care for those who already suffered from heart disease.
These positive results were observed in patients taking INVOKANA, including those with CV risk factors but no history of CV disease (primary prevention group) and patients with history of CV disease, defined as a history of coronary, cerebrovascular or peripheral vascular disease (secondary prevention group).
Aspirin is indicated in secondary prevention of CAD and there is no doubt about it.
A randomized placebo-controlled trial, the Chinese Coronary Secondary Prevention Study (CCSPS), published in June 15 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology shows that, the long-term therapy with XZK significantly decreased the recurrence of coronary events.
Subsequent secondary prevention trials involving patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) also demonstrated clear benefits of aspirin in reducing the risk of vascular events.
Contract awarded for Supply of medical equipment as part of the implementation of the project comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation as part of secondary prevention in people of professional activity suffering from chronic respiratory diseases as part of the regional operational program of the swietokrzyskie voivodeship for 2014-2020 co-financed by the european social fund

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