ERIC Number: ED022900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Rehabilitation Nursing Care; a Manual for Nurses and Ancillary Workers in Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Convalescent Facilities, and Public Health Agencies. Public Health Service Publication No. 1436.
Colorado State Dept. of Public Health, Denver. Public Health Nursing Section.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
This guide for teacher and student use presents a comprehensive program of physical rehabilitation for aged and physically disabled patients. Developed by the Public Health Nursing Section, the manual was tested by state health department personnel and persons doing inservice teaching in their respective nursing homes. The program is designed to provide nurses and ancillary workers with a better understanding of the physical, mental, and social needs of patients for the improvement of nursing care, patient morale, and job satisfaction. The first section, "Basic Philosophy and Principles of Rehabilitation Nursing," includes principles of rehabilitation for nursing homes, the nursing home team, rehabilitation nursing, and the relationship of the activities and the rehabilitation nursing areas. The second section, "Principles and Techniques of Rehabilitation Nursing Procedures," covers body alignment, introduction to exercises, normal body motions, passive range of motion exercises, transfer activities, ambulation activities, activities of daily living, skin care, personal hygiene, bowel and bladder training, and general principles in speech and hearing problems. The third section covers "Application of Rehabilitation Nursing in a Specific Disease," including specific care for hemiplegia. Extensive diagrams illustrate techniques and objectives of treatment. Reference resources are listed in the appendix. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Health Personnel, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Physical Disabilities, Rehabilitation, Textbooks
Superintendent of Documents, U.S Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (FS2.6/2:N93/10, $.55).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Public Health, Denver. Public Health Nursing Section.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.