by Cathy Parkes June 23, 2019
Primary: Focuses on prevention of a disease/disorder from occurring.
Secondary: Focuses on early detection and screening for diseases/disorders.
Tertiary: Focuses on rehabilitation of those already diagnosed with a disease/disorder.
E.g., Physical therapy after a stroke.
For symptoms of compartment syndrome, remember the 5Ps: Paresthesia, Paralysis, Pallor, Pulselessness, Intense Pain