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treatment

 [trēt´ment]
1. the management and care of a patient; see also care.
2. the combating of a disease or disorder; called also therapy.
Schematic of the treatment planning process using occupational therapy as an example. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.
active treatment treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
causal treatment treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
conservative treatment treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
empiric treatment treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
expectant treatment treatment directed toward relief of untoward symptoms, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
extraordinary treatment a type of treatment that is usually highly invasive and might be considered burdensome to the patient; the effort to decide what is extraordinary raises numerous ethical questions.
fever treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient with hyperpyrexia caused by nonenvironmental factors. See also fever.
heat exposure treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as management of a patient overcome by heat due to excessive environmental heat exposure. See also heat stroke.
hypothermia treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as rewarming and surveillance of a patient whose core body temperature is below 35°C. See also hypothermia.
Kenny treatment a treatment formerly used for poliomyelitis, consisting of wrapping of the back and limbs in hot cloths, followed, after pain has subsided, by passive exercise and instruction of the patient in exercise of the muscles. It was named for Sister Elizabeth Kenny, an Australian nurse known for her care of polio patients during the first half of the 20th century.
neurodevelopmental treatment Bobath method.
palliative treatment supportive care.
preventive treatment prophylaxis.
t's and procedures in the omaha system, a term used at the first level of the intervention scheme defined as technical nursing activities directed toward preventing signs and symptoms, identifying risk factors and early signs and symptoms, and decreasing or alleviating signs and symptoms.
treatment and/or procedure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set; action prescribed to cure, relieve, control, or prevent a client problem.
prophylactic treatment prophylaxis.
rape-trauma treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of emotional and physical support immediately following a reported rape.
rational treatment that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
refusal of treatment see under refusal.
root canal treatment root canal therapy.
specific treatment treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
substance use treatment in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as supportive care of patient/family members with physical and psychosocial problems associated with the use of alcohol or drugs. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: alcohol withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of the patient experiencing sudden cessation of alcohol consumption. See also alcoholism.
substance use treatment: drug withdrawal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the care of a patient experiencing drug detoxification. See also substance abuse.
substance use treatment: overdose in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as monitoring, treatment, and emotional support of a patient who has ingested prescription or over-the-counter drugs beyond the therapeutic range. See also overdose.
supporting treatment (supportive treatment) supportive care.

supportive treatment

Special measures employed to supplement specific therapy.
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It has been reported that the survival rate varies from 10 months to 25 years with supportive treatment depending on the severity of the condition (8) Recurrence of this condition in the next pregnancy is 25% (1).
The treatment of clinical findings in antipsychotic overdose includes symptomatic supportive treatment. Most of our patients took supportive treatment, and additionally, intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) treatment was applied in a patient overdosed by quetiapine and risperidone.
Osborn wave may be a clinical indicator for close hemodynamic monitoring and supportive treatment and continuation of supportive therapy until the ECG changes return to normal.
* Do you advice any supportive treatment such as correction of iron or B complex deficiencies?
Yellow fever does not have a particular treatment, but rather "[symptomatic and] supportive treatment" to combat dehydration, respiratory failure and fever, according to the WHO website.
It addresses foundations of care and compassion, holistic assessment, and supportive treatment in a team structure.
While the flu can lead to death, most dogs recover with supportive treatment. Two vaccines, one from Merck, another from Zoetis, are available.
Supportive treatment was provided, but the bird died during the seventh weekly visit to drain thoracic cavity fluid.
These nutrients could be considered for supportive treatment in people with Ebola infections.
UNICEF is providing the tents, tarpaulins and construction materials to build the centres, along with the day-to-day supplies needed to keep health workers safe from infection and provide patients with supportive treatment. Funding was provided by the UK Department for International Development.
Doctors at Bronyffynnon told the inquest they had tried different courses of supportive treatment to combat Noah's symptoms including nasal drops, Calpol medicine, an inhaler, oral steroids and X-rays which confirmed he had lung infections.
Doctors at Bronyffynnon told the inquest they had tried different courses of supportive treatment, including nasal drops, Calpol medicine, an inhaler, oral steroids and X-rays which confirmed he had lung infections.