tertiary preventive nursing

ter·ti·ar·y pre·ven·tive nurs·ing

(tĕr'shē-ă-rē prĕ-ven'tiv nŭrs'ing)
Nursing interventions and care directed at patients with incurable disease or injuries. Spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, glaucoma, and parkinsonism fall into this category of preventive care. Prevention of further injury or deterioriation of health is the objective of tertiary preventive nursing care.
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