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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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Tahir Lawal, a pediatrician at the National Hospital (NHA) Abuja in an interaction with a media outlet emphasised the need for mothers to stick to the recommended and acceptable practices for cord care and desist from other unorthodox methods.
Milk is always available and it can be used as an easy, cheap and non invasive way for the cord care, it is important to explore the possibility of using human milk topically to protect infants from umbilical cord infections in developing countries.
dry cord care, by Janssen et al in British Colombia, were treatedwith topical antibiotics (polysporin).
These infections are preventable and can be reduced by practicing clean delivery and clean cord care, by increasing tetanus toxoid immunization coverage (1).
To this end several pilot studies have affirmed the feasibility of training traditional birth attendants in simple techniques of newborn resuscitation, cord care and early initiation of breast feeding, all of which have a major impact on newborn survival.
There are 18 orthopedic Shriners Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children with severe burns, and one Shriners Hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord care.
In 2012, a United Nations (UN) Commission Report identified chlorhexidine for newborn cord care as one of 13 overlooked life-saving commodities that, if more widely accessed and properly used, could potentially save 422,000 neonatal lives over 5 years.
Data on the pattern of umbilical cord stump care, separation time and the effect of different cord care regimens are useful for many reasons.
Dr Asif Aslam of UNICEF mentioning that 65 % of all deliveries in the country are conducted by untrained midwives who generally fail to ensure Cord Care Practice leading to high incidence of Sepsis induced deaths among Newborn.
To minimize infection risk, the World Health Organization recommends that the cord stump be kept dean and dry, an approach known as dry cord care.
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