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assistance

 [ah-sis´tans]
help or aid.
anger control assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the facilitation of expression of anger in an adaptive non-violent manner.
breastfeeding assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparing a new mother to breastfeed her infant. See also breastfeeding.
examination assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing assistance to the patient and another health care provider during a procedure or examination.
financial resource assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting an individual/family to secure and manage finances to meet health care needs.
home maintenance assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping the patient/family to maintain the home as a clean, safe, and pleasant place to live.
patient controlled analgesia assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating control of analgesia administration and regulation. See also patient controlled analgesia.
self care assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting another to perform self-care (activities of daily living).
self care assistance: bathing/hygiene in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to perform personal hygiene.
self care assistance: dressing/grooming in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient with clothes and make-up.
self care assistance: feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting a person to eat.
self care assistance: toileting in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting another with elimination.
self-modification assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as reinforcement of a self-directed change initiated by the patient to achieve personally important goals.
smoking cessation assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as helping a patient to stop smoking.
surgical assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the surgeon/dentist with operative procedures and care of the surgical patient.
ventilation assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of an optimal spontaneous breathing pattern that maximizes oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the lungs.
weight gain assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating gain of body weight.
weight reduction assistance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating loss of weight and/or body fat.

surgical assistance

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting the surgeon/dentist with operative procedures and care of the surgical patient. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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3) Surgical Assistance--Percent change in the proportion of index surgeries involving surgical assistance.
The incidence of surgical assistance decreases proportionately less for the high-impact group.
Other requirements include the possibilities of digital video recording Integrated Full HD Camera, digital presentation and storage system), and a binocular Beobachtertubus for surgical assistance and for training purposes, an integrated Deep-view depth management and fundus imaging system for vitreous retinal surgery, magnetic brakes, wireless foot control panel and LED lighting, as well as an inverter are also included in this performance class.
The College expects surgical assistance to be carried out by surgeons in training wherever possible.
In the UK, a reduced availability of medical staff generates problems with the provision of surgical assistance.
Victoria's new figure certainly intrigued diners at London's posh Ivy Restaurant recently - who speculated that she might have had a bit of surgical assistance up front.