HOME CARE: A Guide to Family Nursing by Jane Henry Stolten

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R.N. Stolten leaves nothing to chance or plain intelligence: i.e., when reading the thermometer, raise it to eye level which leaves you wondering about the alternative--lowering your eyes to in situ? Anyway she's a great little organizer and there's lots of pencil and paper work, charts to keep, lists to follow (28 directives before the administration of an enema). Or under After-Death care, ""Any dentures or other artificial parts, such as an eye, are placed in position on the body."" Be it said, however, she covers everything exhaustively--medicines, sleep, diet, exercises, bandages and prostheses, feeding, bedmaking with or without that body, and certainly the chapter on handling (lifting, etc.) the patient is very important for those not accustomed to dealing with not quite dead weight. The second section covers diseases and special conditions from the very old to the very young, (there are 12 instructions on the washing of diapers including ""do not iron""). The drawings of patients prolapsed in one fashion or another don't help. Instructive and hygienic as anything and no doubt she's the type that enters the sickroom purposefully with a ""How are we feeling today?

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1975
Publisher: Little, Brown