January 15, 1949

A Handbook of Charting for Student Nurses

JAMA. 1949;139(3):188-189. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900200058033

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This book is a carefully prepared guide for student nurses, giving detailed information on methods of hospital charting. It gives instruction on lettering and illustrates charting procedure in relation to each of the forms that are commonly employed in a complete clinical record. Practice pages are likewise included and more can readily be added, since the material is conveniently arranged in looseleaf form. The book also contains general rules for charting, a list of standard abbreviations and symbols, a table of foods and diet classification, and a comprehensive list of terms commonly used in charting. In schools of nursing education the handbook will serve as a valuable teaching aid.

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