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Care

Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.

care

n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)

care

(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care

care

(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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Since the 1980s, programs have emerged to train physician specialists in trauma surgery, emergency medicine, and prehospital care.
The overall goal of treatment, beginning with prehospital care, is to protect uninjured neural tissue, maximize recovery of injured tissues, and optimize conditions for the spinal column to heal in a satisfactory alignment.
It covers prehospital care and transport medicine, resuscitation (including shock, CPR, newborn resuscitation and acute distress), various types of trauma including that to the head and spinal cord, environmental emergencies such as animal and human bites and heat-induced illness, toxicology, and specific diseases ranging from allergic and auto-immune disorders to child abuse and neglect, oncology disorders, pain control and psychiatric disorders, as well as a section on legal issues such as the duty to treat and the right to refuse.
Major components of a traditional plan include: command and control, surveillance, disease control (vaccine delivery, antiviral medication delivery, isolation and quarantine), prehospital care, hospital care, communications and logistics.
This procedure enables medical personnel to gain access to the airway and vital areas of the face for examination, and to administer prehospital care to the football player without having to remove the helmet.
Walraven, Harding, LeBlanc, Murphy, Nerney, Advanced Prehospital Care
One of the graduates, Yvette LaFlamme-Williams, said, ``Each module has added to my understanding of the holistic role that prehospital care practitioners can play within the health care system.
So far, 15 firefighters have been trained to administer intravenous catheters, give life-saving drugs and provide other extensive prehospital care.
The idea of a highly trained, early-treatment system caught on and swept the country, revolutionizing prehospital care for victims of illness and accidents.
Good Samaritan laws(8) protect laypersons and prehospital care providers from criminal action and, in some cases, civil action as long as they are operating within the guidelines given for the level of training they have obtained and are volunteering their services.
By convincing doctors to look over the shoulders of ambulance and paramedic crews, Boyd and his cohorts integrated prehospital care into the physicians' sphere of activity.
timely provision of emergency prehospital care is an important determinant in saving human life and human health as well as other costs of health care and follow-up care for a sick or physically disabled individuals.