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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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If you're in the Adult Mouth Care industry in USA, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.
We decided to propose a research project that would introduce a systematic process whereby patients are screened for oral hygiene and nutritional risk on admission to the ward and a process introduced to implement a standardised mouth care regimen and a standardised nutrition support pathway.
She is the principal investigator of an active four-year NIH-funded study designed to examine best methods for the provision of mouth care to nursing home residents with dementia.
This study originally was designed as an RCT, with patients assigned to the intervention group whose teeth were brushed with a suction toothbrush every 8 hours, or to the control group in which they received "usual care," which could include daily toothbrushing along with Toothette mouth care as needed.
Further, time spent on mouth care is difficult to evaluate in terms of outcomes; although the mouth may have been cleaned yesterday, it will be dirty again tomorrow.
Reckitt Benckiser maintained its leading position in adult mouth care with a 24% value share in 2015.
Adult mouth care value saw a slowing of retail volume and value sales growth over the last two years of the review period.
She said: "The day before my mum died, she was vomiting black fluid and at no stage was mouth care given.
The most frequently missed type of care was ambulation, as cited by 84% (n=459) of respondents; this was followed by assessing effectiveness of medications, turning, providing mouth care, and offering patient education.
Through qualitative analysis, a range of routinely omitted core nursing tasks were identified, including discharge planning and patient education, emotional support, hygiene and mouth care, documentation of fluid intake and output, ambulation, feeding and patient surveillance.