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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.
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(3) Surgical Assistance--Percent change in the proportion of index surgeries involving surgical assistance.
In the UK, a reduced availability of medical staff generates problems with the provision of surgical assistance. This is the result of a combination of factors; the British healthcare system and the imposition of European Union laws.
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.
For instance, major governments, as well as private and public healthcare service providers are using GPS-enabled ambulances to track the patient location for remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, and surgical assistance in the developed nations such as the US and the UK.