Medical-Surgical Nursing

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plbernal
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126031
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Medical-Surgical Nursing
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2012-01-05 05:42:37
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Vocabulary Chapter Two
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Community-Based Nursing Practice
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  1. Community-based Nursing
    Nursing care of individuals and families that is designed to (1) promote and maintain health and (2) prevent disease. It is provided as patients transition through the health care system to health related services outside of the hospital setting
  2. Primary prevention
    Health care delivery focused on health promotion and prevention of illness or disease
  3. Secondary prevention
    Health care delivery centered on health maintenance and aimed at early detection of disease, with prompt intervention to prevent or minimize loss of function and independence
  4. Tertiary prevention
    Health care delivery focused on minimizing deterioration associated with disease and improving quality of life through rehabilitation measures

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