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ANA Booklet on Nursing
ANA has released a new publication, Nursing: A Social Policy Statement. This 32-page booklet defines nursing and its scope and provides a description of the characteristics of specialization in nursing practice.
The statement is intended for use by nurses in achieving a fresh perspective on their practice; in providing direction to educators, administrators, and researchers within nursing; and in informing other health professionals, legislators, funding bodies, and the public about nursing's contribution to health care.
Nursing: A Social Policy Statement defines nursing in terms of the phenomena to which it addresses action (diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual and potential health problems), its use of theory to guide action, and its evaluation of the effects of action. It describes nursing's scope of practice in terms of a boundary expanding in response to changing social needs and demands. In addition, the statement traces the growth of specialization within nursing practice, and identifies specialists in terms of criteria related to graduate education and certification through the professional society.
To order a copy of Nursing: A Social Policy Statement, send a check or money order for $2.00 to: Publications Orders, American Nurses' Association, 2420 Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. Specify Publication Code (NP-63).
Geriatric Chair and Wheelchair Pads Prevent Patient Slumping
The reticulated laminated-foam construction of Mark One Sittin'Easy geriatric chair and wheelchair pads assures sitting ease and helps prevent patient slumping. The top layer of the chair pads is made of fine-pored foam that resists the sliding action of the patient's body while providing gentle skin contact. The bottom layer is made of largepored foam that provides the resilience needed for pressure relief for bony protuberances. Open cells in the foam permit free passage of air and fluid for year-round comfort and good skin care.
Both geriatric chair and wheelchair pads have full backs and are adjustable to chair size. The pads may be machine-washed and dried and autoclaved. They are chemically and bacterially inert, nontoxic, non-allergenic, and nonstatic.
For further information contact: Lee Kunz, Mark One Hospital Products Inc., 18th and Courtland Sts" Philadelphia, PA 19140
Expanded and Updated Edition of Large Type Books in Print
Large Type Books in Print 1980, a list of 3,884 titles from 70 publishers and service organizations, is now available from R. R. Bowker Company. To encourage independent book selection by users, Large Type Books in Print 1980 is itself printed in 18 pt. type.
This edition includes paperback bestsellers for the first time, further reflecting the expansion in large type publishing programs. A separate section lists over 300 children's books, spanning grades from preschool through junior high. Additional young adult titles are found in other sections, with grade levels indicated. Also included are large print newspapers and periodicals, as well as a section listing foreignlanguage books.
Large Type Books in Print 1980 includes three indexes. The main index is arranged by subject under two categories: General Reading (children's books, fiction, foreign language, general nonfiction, home economics, literature, reference, religion) and Textbooks (business and personal skills, English language arts, foreign language arts, health and hygiene, home economics, literature, mathematics, music and art, science, social studies, tests). Listings in the subject index provide the following data: title, subtitle, series, author, editor, translator, illustrator, grade, publication data, original publisher and date, binding, type size, book size, price, International Standard Book Number (ISBN), book order number, Library of Congress number, imprint, and publisher. The author and title indexes guide the user to the appropriate page in the main index. A directory of publishers and service organizations also is provided.
The 12th annual edition of Nursing Opportunities contains more hospital listings and more editorial material than any previous issue. According to Ronald S. Moyer, Publisher of the annual employment guide for nurses, NOP '81 is the largest edition ever published, containing a total of 416 pages, including 388 pages of advertising.
Nursing Opportunities 1981, published by Medical Economics Co., is a complete national reference on positions available for registered nurses at voluntary, proprietary, city, state, and Federal hospitals in the U.S.A., government institutions, and branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The directory lists hospitals geographically and contains photographs and information on medical facilities, accreditation, affiliations, financial and fringe benefits, educational opportunities, and the general and unique features of each participating hospital.
Nursing Opportunities 1981 also provides information for registered nurses and senior student nurses on the nursing market, continuing education, how to find - and get - the right job, what questions to ask on an interview, how to write a resume, how to get a license in another state, and complete instructions on how and where to write and apply.
The 1981 edition of Nursing Opportunities was mailed early in January to 2000,000 RNs and graduating student nurses. Libraries, hospitals, and other healthcare institutions may purchase copies at $8.95 each. Orders should be sent to Nursing Opportunities, 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, N.J. 07649.
15- Day Pakette System for Drug Control
Drustar, Inc. now manufactures a 15-Day Pakette System, Drustar System Number 8, that provides users with efficient medication control and a dramatic reduction in required work time.
Designed as an economical medication master package that fits into specially designed trays, the 15-Day Pakette System provides medication for up to 65 patients, and is equipped to handle both prepackaged medication and Drustar unit dose containers.
Sturdy cassettes and color-coded pakettes make up a handy medication component that fits into either a Drustar Series II or versatile Series III Medication Cart. Pakettes are available in three depths - shallow, intermediate and deep.
The time-saving advantages built into the system enable pharmacists to spend much less weekly work time dispensing medication, while nurses save up to 70 per cent of the time normally required to reorder prescriptions.
For further information contact: Drustar, Inc., Brookham Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Call tollfree at 1-800-848-0403, or collect in Ohio at (614) 875-1056.
Dressing for Lightly Draining Wounds
The Patient Care Division of Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc., has introduced Release Non-Adhering Dressing, designed specifically for scant-to-lightly draining wounds. The micro textured open net facing from Release allows the dressing to absorb wetness from the wound and permits drainage without trapping excess moisture underneath the dressing. In vivo tests demonstrate that this new dressing provides better wound release than standard absorbent dressings. Release is available in two sizes, 4" x 3" and 8" x 3". For further information contact: Patient Care Division, Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ. 08903. Dept. JH-526PC.