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V-chip

a feature of television receivers that allows the blocking of programs based on ratings categories
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V-chip

(vē′chĭp′)
n.
A microchip installed in a television to allow the user to control the display of certain programs, especially of sexual or violent content.

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V-chip

n
(Broadcasting) a device within a television set that allows the set to be programmed not to receive transmissions that have been classified as containing sex, violence, or obscene language
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V-chip

(ˈviˌtʃɪp)
n.
a computer chip or other electronic device that blocks the reception of violent or sexually explicit television shows.
[1990–95; v (iolent) or v (iolence) + chip (definition 5)]
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V-chip

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The framework employed by VCHIP, and ultimately NIPN, is a basic strategy of using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model.
PCPs received (1) a face-to-face educational update on asthma management by the team pediatrician, based on NAEPP guidelines and the chronic care model; (2) laminated posters of NAEPP guidelines and of various inhalers and spacers; (3) baseline data collected by practice staff, ie, chart view of up to 30 patients aged 5-14 years with asthma and the number of these patients with asthma action plans; (4) feedback of baseline data on use of asthma action plans; and (5) reports on new asthma action plans filled out and sent to school nurse, using tracking forms and monthly conference calls from the VCHIP team to identify and resolve office system issues and communication problems.
"the Vchip") as the best means of preserving our dwindling stocks of moral virtue.
Shaw, Ed.D., M.P.H., R.N., executive director of the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP).
We live with that rationalization today when our viewing mores are challenged by introductory messages that begin '`The following program contains ..." and end with the warning "Viewer discretion is advised."These messages, along with the Vchip and the ubiquitous television ratings system, now identify the "gatekeeper" as you -- the person who turns the TV set on ...