Journal of Gerontological Nursing

New for Now

Abstract

Body Wash and Shampoo

Vestal Laboratories has introduced a line of skin care products formulated with aloe vera. The Aloe Vesta product line will include a body wash and shampoo. The line was developed to meet the needs of geriatric patients and those providing geriatric care. The aloe vera-based formulations provide soothing and conditioning for skin that is very dry, exposed to repeated washing, or subjected to other harmful conditions.

For more information contact: Vestal Laboratories, A Division of Chemed Corp., 5035 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63110. 314/535-1810.

Self-Help/Peer Discussion Program

The American Foundation for the Blind has formulated a self-help/ peer discussion program designed to encourage older people with sensory impairments to work together to identify their needs, to learn how to modify the physical and social environment to meet those needs, and to compensate for the loss of one sense through better use of others.

For specific information contact: "What Are Friends For?", American Foundation for the Blind, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 1001 1.…

Secura IV™ Infusion System

Beach International introduces the Secura IV Infusion System, a microprocessor controlled volumetric pump and a full line of accessories designed to maximize its versatility. Included are Secura Sets™, an arrray of standard-type administration sets, used with or without the instrument, Secura Stand™, a mobile unit capable of holding multiple pumps and four IV containers.

Patient safety is assured via the incorporation of a two stage air protection mechanism, continuous self -diagnosing capability, free flow prevention system and sealed and spill-proof instrument case.

In addition, the Secura IV System offers substantial operating cost savings over most volumetric instruments using cassettes.

Medical Information Cards

The National Safety Council now provides medical information cards that supply emergency medical information in case of accident. The wallet-sized card carries vital medical data on a strip of microfilm, and has a built-in lens that allows the card to be read anywhere.

The information includes pre-existing medical complications, medications being taken, a baseline EKG, surgical treatment release authorization, and phone numbers of physicians and other persons to be contacted in case of emergency.

For information and an application form, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to National Health and Safety Awareness Center, Department A, 333 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.

Communicator for the Handicapped

Basic Telecommunications Corporation has introduced a forty function microprocessor communications system engineered to assist the physically disabled. The Ability Phone, serving as an accessible telephone, can also be userprogrammed to turn out lights, unlock doors and control electrical appliances.

The Ability Phone replaces a standard telephone and consists of a single line visual display attached to an easy-tooperate keyboard. An optional voice synthesizer can speak program commands and messages for the visually impaired, and can also function as a nonvocal communications device for the vocally disabled.

For further information contact Basic Telecommunications Corporation 4414 East Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525 303/226-4688.

Body Wash and Shampoo

Vestal Laboratories has introduced a line of skin care products formulated with aloe vera. The Aloe Vesta product line will include a body wash and shampoo. The line was developed to meet the needs of geriatric patients and those providing geriatric care. The aloe vera-based formulations provide soothing and conditioning for skin that is very dry, exposed to repeated washing, or subjected to other harmful conditions.

For more information contact: Vestal Laboratories, A Division of Chemed Corp., 5035 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63110. 314/535-1810.

Self-Help/Peer Discussion Program

The American Foundation for the Blind has formulated a self-help/ peer discussion program designed to encourage older people with sensory impairments to work together to identify their needs, to learn how to modify the physical and social environment to meet those needs, and to compensate for the loss of one sense through better use of others.

For specific information contact: "What Are Friends For?", American Foundation for the Blind, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 1001 1.

10.3928/0098-9134-19830901-07

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