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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.

treat·ment (Tx),

(trēt'mĕnt),
Medical or surgical management of a patient.
See also: therapy, therapeutics.
[Fr. traitement (see treat)]

treatment

(trēt′mənt)
n.
a. The use of an agent, procedure, or regimen, such as a drug, surgery, or exercise, in an attempt to cure or mitigate a disease, condition, or injury.
b. The agent, procedure, or regimen so used.

treatment

A generic, nonspecific term for healthcare which is intended to relieve illness, injury, mental health problems, etc.

treatment

A therapy intended to stabilize or reverse a morbid process. Cf Management  Medtalk Therapy. See Cadillac treatment, Experimental treatment, Early treatment, Extraordinary treatment, Foregoing of treatment, Heavy ion treatment, Interim methadone treatment, Investigational treatment, Life-sustaining treatment, Local treatment, Metrazol shock treatment Public health The improvement of a water supply. See Aerobic waste treatment, Fluoride treatment, Water treatment.

treat·ment

(trēt'mĕnt)
Medical or surgical management of a patient.
See also: therapy, therapeutics

treat·ment

(Tx, Tr) (trēt'mĕnt)
Medical or surgical management of a patient.
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By May 2005, an outside specialist had also recommended treatment for him, he'd been cleared by a mental health evaluation, and he'd signed the necessary consent form.
If water quality can be improved by mechanical means, the bottom line may benefit from a reduced need for treatment chemicals.
He has had over 2,000 grateful patients in the last 25 years, with an average life span after treatment of seven years, as proof his methods work.
The lower price could well be in the company's financial interest, by allowing first-line use if the drug proves suitable--especially important now that its rival Aptivus (tipranavir) does not seem to be working well as a first-line treatment, with a clinical trial stopped because of performance that appeared slightly inferior to a good standard treatment based on Kaletra.