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September 2, 1950

Hospital Nursing Service Manual

JAMA. 1950;144(1):77. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920010079041

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This is the third edition of this manual; the original appeared in 1936 and was revised in 1942. This work really replaces the former issues and should be considered as a new manual which "emphasizes principles of good hospital nursing service." Hospital administrators, hospital trustees, directors of nursing, nursing school directors, graduate and student nurses will all benefit from a careful study of this manual, which was written by persons with experience in this field. The medical staff of the hospital could profit by reading this excellent presentation. Skilfully written, it takes the reader through the nursing department, its organization and administration, followed by the functions, qualifications and interdepartmental relations of nursing personnel, all pointing to the development of a coordinated nursing service. Finally, the manual describes budgeting, cost accounting, physical facilities, equipment, supplies and administrative devices essential to the conduct of an efficient hospital nursing service. The manual includes

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