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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 importance of developmental care and family-centered care in the NICU.
I would like to thank our developmental care team and the research and development team for their fantastic support.
Become a member of or develop a NICU developmental care committee.
This work also led to the establishment of the Developmental Care Credential through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
The developmental care approach is known to reduce stress levels in the preterm and ill infant, and to improve developmental outcomes.
A Harvard Medical School study reported in the September 21, 1994, Journal of the American Medical Association showed that caregiving by newborn intensive care unit (NICU) nurses specifically trained in individualized developmental care markedly affected the developmental outcome of such infants.
Infant Care and Toddler Care, which will provide developmental care for children aged 8 weeks to 3 years.
Holistic and proactive, HSCSN is a dedicated Medicaid health plan that coordinates all aspects of physical, mental, behavioral and developmental care and services for its members.
The subject of procurement is the supply of new (not refurbished) medical technically referred to in Annexes notification, including installation, commissioning of equipment supplied, installation and operation instruction, the project entitled "Development activities and equipment modernization Centers developmental care Neonatologickeho department FN Plzen ".
And in 2012, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) became 4th in the world to receive the NIDCAP Nursery Certification - NICDAP stands for Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program.
This on-campus convenience provides associates with the comfort and ease of providing their children with excellent education and developmental care at such close proximity to work.
Tony Lives manager Carol Meredith said: "The kind donation will contribute towards developmental care aids including baby nests, gel pillows and sleep shades, which are vital in the early days as they help provide the best environment for sick and premature babies.

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