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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 State of Rio de Janeiro, with its extensive hospital network and prior experience in mobile prehospital care, got ahead of itself with the implementation of the regional SAMUs, leading to the need for improved intergovernmental coordination.
Prehospital medical directors should issue and train their medics in accordance with current guidelines and standards for prehospital care on the battlefield.
Prehospital care experts should direct and advise key research and development efforts and set research priorities focused on improving prehospital casualty survival.
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Prehospital care of the spine-injured athlete: Monograph summary.
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.
Much progress has been achieved for inhospital stroke management, but a scalable solution to optimize prehospital care has not yet been established.
It was notable that significant progress had occurred between the 2 assessments with the establishment of a Prehospital Care Division within the JTTS, development of a prehospital trauma registry, weekly prehospital trauma conferences, and CJOA-A theater guidance and enforcement of prehospital documentation.