tertiary prevention


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

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.

tertiary prevention

avoidance of sequelae of a disease process.

tertiary prevention

Medspeak
Treatment that alters the course of known and established clinical disease—e.g., with CABG or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
 
Psychiatry
Those measures adopted in an effort to reduce impairment or disability after a mental disorder has been diagnosed and managed (e.g., through rehabilitation), or, after suicide has been attempted, to reduce the stressors that triggered the attempt.

tertiary prevention

Medtalk Treatment that alters the course of clinical disease--eg, with CABG or PCTA. See Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty Psychiatry Measures to reduce impairment or disability following a disorder–eg, through rehabilitation.

ter·ti·ar·y pre·ven·tion

(tĕrshē-ă-rē prē-venshŭn)
Avoidance of sequelae of a disease process.
References in periodicals archive ?
For tertiary prevention, treatment of hepatitis C could prevent the sequelae of chronic hepatitis C infection and prevent further transmission.
In dealing with cervical cancer in Africa, some of the challenges that need to be overcome include: the lack of cervical control policies, strategies and programs; inadequate information and skills to manage the disease; lack of recent and accurate data; high cost of HPV vaccines and unavailability of secondary prevention methods; and the geographical inaccessibility and limited tertiary prevention methods.
Tertiary prevention refers to the treatment of symptomatic disease in an effort to prevent its progression to disability, or premature death.
* Once tertiary prevention is recognized as the best way to control costs and provide superior care, health plans will routinely integrate standardized mental health interventions into primary care practices.
Second, health care professionals focus on tertiary prevention and know very little about primary and secondary prevention, and are especially lacking in nutrition.
Tertiary prevention lies in controlling the possible allergen factors, as well as controlling stress, obesity, acidity, stomach disorders, and taking proper medication.
However, we support the argument that tertiary prevention is a necessary component of the care continuum, because those displaying problematic behaviors are rarely open to formal treatment, much less fully aware of the need or ready for intervention.
We use the descriptors primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention for our three levels.
Foster care and adoption receive some attention in the section on tertiary prevention on p 40 but despite this, the rest of the document is useful in helping carers and professionals to perceive their work in its wider context.
The purpose is to determine, among states that legally mandate public schools to address bullying, how extensively they have incorporated language representing the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels.
Must social workers adopt evidence-based interventions under the realm of tertiary prevention to minimize the effects of a range of chronic illnesses?
The training will cover the most current women's health statistics in Nevada; evidence-based interventions that work to address the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of disease affecting women in Nevada during the first part of the program.

Full browser ?