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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.


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)


(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


(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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The wound care staff conducts a thorough diagnosis of the wound and the patient and, in coordination with patient's primary care physician, prescribes a carefully designed, patient-centered wound care treatment program.
Physicians must become familiar with modern wound care and make themselves available to long-term care centers.
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Clinical trials have shown that application of this gel once a day, in addition to good ulcer care, heals more diabetic ulcers than just wound care alone plus placebo.
Bates-Jensen is a leading proponent of wound care research and is a recent recipient of both the 2011 Evonne Fowler Founder's Award from the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and the 2011 Member Achievement Award from the Association for Advancement of Wound Care.
He has found that the choice of wound care products is more critical for outcome in a stage II pressure ulcer than in a stage III or IV pressure ulcer.
Consolidated billing means that an SNF that used to rely on an outside medical provider to bill for wound care products would have to learn to identify these products for itself and know which ones are covered and for what purpose.
Market size and company share data for Wound Care Management market categories Wound Closure Devices, Advanced Wound Management, Pressure Relief Devices, Traditional Wound Management, , Ostomy Drainage Bags, Compression Therapy, Automated Suturing Devices and.
0 standards because, in terms of wound care, the PSST goes well beyond MDS requirements.
Market size and company share data for Wound Care Management market categories Advanced Wound Management, Ostomy Drainage Bags, Wound Closure Devices, Pressure Relief Devices, Traditional Wound Management, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT), Compression Therapy and Automated Suturing Devices.
Hess: From a clinical standpoint, it can result in less than optimal wound care.