At the beginning of a pandemic, vaccines probably won't be available immediately so one of the first lines of defense to stop the spread of illness will be non-pharmaceutical interventions like hand hygiene and face masks.
What does NPI stand for?
NPI stands for Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (infectious disease control strategy)
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 200 other meanings of NPI in our Acronym Attic
- Nikon Precision, Inc. (Belmont, CA)
- Nippon Paper Industries (Japan)
- Nippon Photography Institute (Japan)
- Nissei Plastic Industrial (Japan)
- No Poseo Información
- No Pun Intended
- No Punt Intended (fantasy football)
- Non Policy Issuance (insurance)
- Non Profit Industries (Charlotte, NC)
- Non-Personal Information
- Non-Precision Instrument
- Non-Process Infrastructure (mining)
- Non-Profit Institution
- Non-public Personal Information
- Nonpublic Personal Member Information
- Nordpol Innsbruck (FCW fanclub)
- Norsk Polarinstitutt (Norway)
- Northern Pipeline Interconnector (Australia)
- Northwest Progressive Institute
- Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The reflection box on page 8, it seems to me, is quite clear regarding medical intervention--including the primacy of non-pharmaceutical interventions (rubbing gums and giving a cool object to bite).
The study will assess changes in memory and daily functioning over one year to determine the impact of these non-pharmaceutical interventions.
John Jabbour, WHO's regional international health regulation officer, said non-pharmaceutical interventions were needed until a vaccine is developed -- something which could take four to six months.
That's why non-pharmaceutical intervention, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), is widely recommended (though not always widely available): the attempt to replace negative thought patterns with positive thinking.
Since the availability of antiviral medications and effective vaccines is limited at the beginning of a widespread breakout, officials have suggested using non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as voluntary quarantines of infected households, closure of schools and bans on public gatherings to try and limit the spread of a virus.
The role of diet in the prevention, control and treatment of diabetes continues to provide significant opportunity for non-pharmaceutical interventions for many of the over 20 million people who live with this disease.
Our findings show that non-pharmaceutical interventions - mood enhancers such as photography or music - could be used in the healthcare to help alleviate pain.