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CARE

(Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), nonprofit, nonsectarian federation of agencies devoted to channeling relief and self-help materials to needy people in foreign countries. Organized in the United States (1945) to help war-ravaged Europe, CARE soon expanded its program to include developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Famous for its "CARE packages" of food and other necessities, CARE in now also involved in population, health care, land management, and small economic activity. It is now an international organization with 10 member countries and headquarters in Brussels.

care

  1. the work involved in supporting people who, because of physical frailty chronic illness or other forms of incapacity and disability, are incapable of leading an autonomous existence.
  2. other kinds of carework, e.g. in child-rearing (see CHILD CARE) and DOMESTIC LABOUR. This should be distinguished from care in sense 1.
Care in sense 1 operates over a wide range of social relations. A clear dividing line can be drawn between formal and informal care (see Abrams, 1978) as it exists in contemporary industrial societies. Formal care refers to services provided by agents of organization (statutory, voluntary and/or private) to people within clearly defined categories of need. Informal care is personally directed towards certain people who have a social relationship with their carer - usually a family member, and most often a spouse (Parker, 1993), or female relative.

Feminist sociologists (see also FEMINISM) have had a major impact on the understanding of care and caring relationships. They have argued that caring is ‘a gendered concept’ and that women constitute the majority of carers both informally, in the private sphere, and as low-paid care workers (‘care assistants’) in the formal sector (Finch and Groves, 1982; Ungerson, 1987; Lewis and Meredith, 1988). Studies of caring have examined the complex reasons why women care and the particular problems and difficulties they face. Social policies involving decarceration and COMMUNITY CARE, the decline of neighbour-hood and COMMUNITY associated with increasing SOCIAL (and geographical) MOBILITY, have placed an increasing burden on individual women carers. There is some evidence that women are reluctant to enter caring relationships with female relatives but lack viable alternatives (Cotterill, 1994). Recent research using data from the 1980 British General Household Survey has also pointed to the significant contribution made by male carers, particularly men who care for their wives (Arber and Gilbert, 1989).

care, custody, and control

Describes a standard exclusion in liability insurance policies. Under this exclusion, the liability insurance does not apply to damage to property in the care or custody of the insured, or to damage to property over which the insured is for any purpose exercising physical control.

CARE

agency devoted to channeling relief to needy people abroad. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 456]

care

in (or into) care Social welfare made the legal responsibility of a local authority by order of a court
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The Simulation Discharge Program (SDP) has two components: simulation-based education where families learn about tracheostomy care on high fidelity simulators (see Figure 5), and parent-to-parent support provided by Family Advisory Council members in person and via a telephone platform.
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In this article, a patient care scenario is incorporated to review tracheostomy site care, indications for suctioning, and potential emergent considerations associated with tracheostomy care.
Proper training of hospital staff including resident house surgeons and nursing staff about tracheostomy care may help in improving outcome of the procedure.
Thus, the key to prevention of TIF includes avoidance of unnecessary tracheostomies, proper tracheostomy care, and preventing tracheal damage by avoiding excessive head movements and prolonged over-inflation of the cuff.
They provide procedure guidelines and descriptions of assessment, allergy and anaphylaxis, biopsies, administration of blood and medication, burns and scalds, child protection, cytotoxic drugs, fluid balance, personal hygiene and pressure ulcer prevention, immunizations, infection prevention and control, moving and handling, nutrition and feeding, pain management, play therapy, poisoning and overdose, resuscitation, tracheostomy care and management, bowel and urinary catheter care, drug withdrawal prevention and management, and neonatal, orthopedic, neurological, palliative, peri-operative, and respiratory care.
Oral cavity assessed (daily 10h00) Teeth brushed (2 x shift) Lips and mouth moistened (2-hourly) Suctioning mouth/oropharynx/nares, suction tubing changed (as required) Tracheostomy care, ET tapes changed (as required)
The NPSA continues to receive incidents related to tracheostomy management, so in collaboration with clinical experts the A&S team is now considering further guidance relating to safe tracheostomy care.
They showed me what it is to be a quality nurse as they prepared me to provide his tracheostomy care 24/7 at home.
High tech care may also, however, include apnea monitoring for infants, airway management and tracheostomy care.