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Care

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.

care

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)

care

(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

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 key players in the ostomy care market are Coloplast (Denmark), Convatec (U.
Increasing partnerships between manufacturers and distributors, growing market share of domestic players, increasing sales through alternative/non-conventional channels such as the Internet, reducing operating cost by moving production to countries with low labor costs, extensive R&D activities, and increasing adoption of alcohol-free ostomy accessories are some of the trends observed in the global ostomy care accessories market.
Figure 13: North America Ostomy Care Market Size, 2010-11 (US$ Millions)
To exemplify the gaps in ostomy care transitions from preoperative state to discharge, the following case study illustrates the failed transition of care for the patient with a new ostomy.
She soon found herself helping ostomy patients within the community and was asked by Washoe Hospital to work (9+ years) as an ostomy consultant to manage ostomy patients and educate staff in ostomy care within the facility until a full time WOCN was hired.
By divisions, the Ostomy Care unit registered a 6% organic growth, the Urology & Continence Care unit grew 11%, while the Wound & Skin Care operations grew 2%.
Dietary supplements, homeopathic remedies, and home test kits are discussed, but contact lens and ostomy care products are excluded.
Ostomy placement may be temporary or permanent, but the patient or caregiver needs to successfully learn ostomy care skills.
Cardiac monitoring, wound care and ostomy care can also be provided.
Ostomy Care, which provides a portfolio of one- and two-piece ostomy systems for people having undergone an ostomy procedure.
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company with leading market positions in wound therapeutics, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion devices.
com)-- The global market for incontinence and ostomy care products is expected to reach USD 17,184.