secondary preventive nursing

se·con·dar·y pre·ven·tive nursing

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē prē-ven'tiv nŭrs'ing)
Nursing interventions and care directed at early detection and management of disease. Cancer, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, obesity, infectious diseases, and glaucoma are major diseases targeted by secondary preventive nursing care.
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