Blackwell Library

 

Collection Development Plan for Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Medicine/Medical Technology, and Applied Health Physiology

2008 Edition

 

1.     Collection Description

1.1.   Purpose of the collection

Areas of Greatest Concentration: Sources to support the curriculum in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology, Nursing, Psychology, Respiratory Therapy, and Applied Health Physiology (See Table 2).  Sources to support courses in medical ethics and sports medicine are included.

Areas of Secondary Concentration: Sources on alternative & complementary medicine, health statistics, and public health are included.

Areas Minimally Covered: Specialized areas of medicine such as dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, and surgery are covered minimally because no courses are offered on these subjects.

See Table 2 appended for detailed description of curricula.

Curriculum  

Applied Health Physiology, Graduate Program 18 Graduates enrolled Fall 2004.

                                                                             24 Graduates enrolled Fall 2007

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology, Undergraduate Program

35 Majors enrolled in Fall 2004.     36 Majors enrolled in Fall 2007

Nursing, Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

403 undergraduates, 27 Graduates enrolled Fall 2004

418  undergraduates, 21 Graduates enrolled Fall 2007

Psychology, Undergraduate Program 299 majors enrolled Fall 2004

                                                             359 majors enrolled Fall 2007

Respiratory Therapy, Undergraduate Program 43 majors enrolled Fall 2004

                                                                           73 majors enrolled Fall 2007

1.2.   History

1.2.1.      Salisbury University Health Sciences and Nursing Departments

Health Sciences includes the courses for the Clinical Laboratory Medicine/ Medical Technology, Respiratory Therapy and Applied Health Physiology programs. The Respiratory Therapy program was started in the early 1980s as an undergraduate program. The Applied Health Physiology started in 2000 as a graduate program. The Nursing Program moved to Salisbury U. in the late 1970s from a hospital nursing program at Peninsula General Hospital. It began as a four year program at Salisbury U. A Master of Science in Nursing program was added in 1982. There was a Master of Arts in Psychology program from 1975 to 2000.

1.2.2.      Blackwell Library - Library of Congress Collection Rs

Subjects include history and philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, public aspects of medicine, environmental health, rural health, mental health, geriatrics, psychology, psychiatry, respiratory medicine, respiratory physiology, sports medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, nursing, pharmacology, material medica and therapeutics. See Table 1 for details.

2.     Collection Guidelines: General

2.1.   LC Classification

The LC call number range is the Rs. See table 1.

2.2.   Languages

English only.

2.3.   Time Period

Mostly current clinical information. Some history of medicine and nursing.

2.4.   Geographical Scope (subject)

Mainly United States.

2.5.   Date of publication

Clinical sources should be no more than five years old. Nonclinical sources including education, history, philosophy, and theory may be older.

2.6.   Types of material  

The collection includes books, journals, government publications, electronic resources, e-books, databases with full text of journals and internet resources. Most AV sources are kept separately in a learning laboratory for the nursing students.

   2.7.   Multiple Copies

Rarely a second or third copy of a title is needed to be used for course reserves.

2.8.   Literature of Other Disciplines

Some medical physiology books and others related to health sciences fall in the call number range of the Qs. Many of the books on psychology and related topics fall in the BF call number range.

3.     Collection Contents

Throughout Section 3, the following indicators of collection intensity are used:

1

Minimal level

Basic introductory works intended for those with little or no previous knowledge of the field.

 

2

Basic information level

Selected general information, sufficient to support introductory level courses only.

3

Intermediate instructional level

Selected resources sufficient to support all papers and class assignments of undergraduate students.

4

Full instructional support level

Selected primary and secondary sources to support advanced undergraduate and master’s level courses.

5

Research/advanced study level

Major published sources, primary and secondary, required for independent and dissertation research.

Note: Each succeeding level is presumed to include all lesser levels.

 

Table 1 CLASS R – MEDICINE

 

Subclass

Description

Collection Level

3.1

Subclass R

 

Medicine (General)

Medical Philosophy, Medical Ethics, R723-R726

Medicine & Disease in relation to psychology, Terminal Care, Dying, R726.5-R726.8

Medical Technology R855-R855.5

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

3.2

Subclass RA

Public Aspects of Medicine

Health status indicators. Medical statistics & surveys RA407-RA409.5

Public Health, Preventive Medicine RA421-RA790.95

Environmental Health RA565-RA600

Rural Health, Rural Health Services RA771-RA771.7

Mental Health, Mental Illness Prevention RA790-RA790.95

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

3.3

Subclass RB

Pathology

Clinical pathology, Laboratory technique RB37-RB56.5 RB37&38 Laboratory Diagnostic Tests RB40 Clinical Chemistry  RB52-53 Urinalysis RB112.5 Clinical Biochemistry and RB145 Clinical Hematology

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

 

3.4

Subclass RC

 

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry RC435-RC571

Disease of the Respiratory System RC705-RC779

Geriatrics RC952-RC954.6

Sports Medicine RC1200-RC1245

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

 

3.5

Subclass RD

 

Surgery

RD99-RD99.35  Surgical Nursing

Minimal Level 1

3.6

Subclass RE

 

Ophthalmology

Minimal

Level 1

3.7

Subclass RF

 

Otorhinolaryngology

Minimal

Level 1

3.8

Subclass RG

 

Gynecology and Obstetrics

RG551-RG591 Pregnancy

Maternal care, Prenatal care services.RG940-RG991

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

3.9

Subclass RJ

 

Pediatrics

Nursing of Children, Pediatric Nursing RJ245-RJ247 School Nursing RJ247 Child Psychiatry, Mental Disorders in children & adolescents RJ499-RJ507

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

 

 

Subclass

Description

Collection Level

3.10

Subclass RK

Dentistry

Minimal

Level 1

3.11

Subclass RL

Dermatology

Minimal

Level 1

3.12

Subclass RM

 

Therapeutics, Pharmacology

Pharmacology in Nursing & for Nurses RM125

Respiratory care, Respiratory therapy RM161

Nutrition RM216, Drug guides for nursing RM301.12

Kinesiology RM719, Therapeutic exercise RM 725, Therapeutic recreation  RM736.7

Intermediate Instructional  Level  3

 

3.13

Subclass RS

Pharmacy and Materia Medica

Basic Information Level 2

3.14

Subclass RT

 

Nursing

History of Nursing RT31, History of American Nursing RT4, Nursing Diagnosis RT51,

Nursing Education RT71, RT73, RT79,

Nursing Research RT81.5, Nursing Ethics RT85,

Community Health Nursing RT98

Full Instructional Support Level 4

3.15

Subclass RV

Botanic, Thomsonian, and Eclectic Medicine

Minimal Level 1

3.16

Subclass RX

Homeopathy

Minimal Level 1

3.17

Subclass RZ

Other Systems of Medicine

Minimal

Level 1

  3.18 Serials

A separate report is included.

3.19 Online resources (databases)   

Biological Sciences (CSA Illumina)

BioOne

CINAHL

Health Source: Nursing Academic

MEDLINE (EBSCO)

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

ScienceDirect

Web of Science

Table 2 Curricula      

2.1 Nursing Courses, Subject Headings and Call Numbers

Library of Congress subject headings and call numbers for books related to the courses offered are listed in Table 2.1. Source:  Courses listed in the SU Catalog 2003-2005. Appended is a list of courses from the 2005-2007 SU Catalog.

Courses

Subject Headings

LC Call Numbers

Nursing 310 Nursing Care of Adults I

Nursing 311 Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical

Nursing 350 Nursing Care of Adults II

Nursing 351 Nursing Care    of Adults II Clinical

Adult primary care

Gerontology

Primary nursing

Rural health care

Women’s health services

Health care & gender

 

RA564.85

RC954

RG14, RG103

RT82.8

Nursing 360 Nursing Care of Children & Adolescents

Nursing 361 Nursing Care of Children & Adolescents Clinical

Pediatric Nursing

Infants, Newborn – Nursing

 

RJ245-RJ247

RJ253

Nursing 370 Maternal Newborn Nursing

Nursing 371 Maternal Newborn Nursing Clinical

Maternal Care

Maternity Nursing

Gynecologic Nursing

Obstetric Nursing

Maternal Child Nursing

Neonatal Nursing

Pregnancy – Nurses’ Instruction

RG940-RG991

RJ253

Nursing 380 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Nursing 381 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Psychiatric Nursing, Biological Psychiatry – Nurses’ Instruction

Community Mental Health Services

Mental Disorders – Nursing, Mental Disorders in Children & Adolescents

Mental Health – Nurses’ Instruction

Family Psychiatric Nursing, Child Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry

RA790

RC435-RC571

RC 440

RC451.5

RC454.4

RJ499-RJ507

Nursing 422 Nursing of Childbearing & Childrearing Families

Nursing 423 Nursing of Childbearing & Childrearing Families Clinical

Family Health

Family Nursing

RT120

Courses

Subject Headings

LC Call Numbers

Nursing 319 Health Assessment

Diagnosis, Differential

Medical History Taking

Nursing Diagnosis

Physical Diagnosis

RT48.5

RT51

 

 

Nursing 322 Wellness Nursing

Nursing 323 Wellness N. Clinical

Health Promotion

Health Promotion & Children

RA777-RA781

RJ102

Nursing 325 Life & Death Issues in Health Care: The Ethical Perspective (also a Philosophy Course)

Nursing Ethics

Bioethics

Medical Ethics

Medicine - Philosophy

RT85

R723-R726

Nursing 329 Research Methods in Nursing

Nursing 544 Nursing Research Designs

Nursing Research

Community Health Services-Research

RT81.5

RA425

Nursing 408 & Nursing 508 Complementary & Alternative Approaches to Health Promotion

Alternative Medicine

Complementary Therapies

Holistic Medicine

Medicine, Herbal

R733

RM666

 

 

Nursing 430 & Nursing 431 Community Health Nursing: A Rural Perspective & Practicum

Community Health Nursing

Rural Nursing

Rural Health

Rural Health Services

RT98, RT73

RT120

RA770-RA771

Nursing 442 & Nursing 443 Nursing Leadership & Management & Practicum

Nurse Administrators

Nursing Services – Administration

Nursing – Supervisory

Leadership & (Nurses or Nursing)

RT89

Nursing 454 Health Education of Clients

Health Education, Health Education & Nurses, Patient Education & Nurse & Patient

LB1588, R727.4,  RA440.5, RC81, RT90

Nursing 456 & Nursing 522 Pharmacotherapeutics

Pharmacology – Nurses’ Instruction Drug Therapy – Nursing

Drugs - Administration

RM122-RM125

RM262

Nursing 485 & Nursing 585 School Health

School Children – Health & Hygiene, School Health Services

LB3409

RA440

Nursing 512 Advanced Health Assessment for Family Nurse Practitioners

Nursing Assessment

Nurse Practitioners

RT82.8

RT86.7

Nursing 514 Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

Nurse Clinicians

Nurse Practitioners

RT82.8, RT84.5, RT86.7 – RT86.73

Courses

Subject Headings

LC Call Numbers

Nursing 515 Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Epidemiology –Methodology, Epidemiologic Methods, Communicable Diseases

RA650-RA652

Nursing 516 Family Nursing

Family Nursing

Family Health

RT120

RJ245

Nursing 525 Health Care System

Delivery of Health Care, Health Care Reform, Health Policy, Medical Care, Medical Policy

RA395, RA427.8, RA445,

RA644.5

Nursing 526 Health Care Informatics

Medical Informatics

Nursing Informatics

R858

RT50.5

Nursing 538 Nursing Theories

Nursing Theory

Nursing – Philosophy

RT84.5

Nursing 556 Clinical Nurse Specialization

Clinical Medicine – Study & Teaching & Nursing, Nurse Practitioners & Patient Care Planning

RT73

RT82.8

Nursing 557 Home Health Nursing

Home Care Services

Home Nursing

RA645.3

RT120

Nursing 558, 559, 561 & 562 Health Care Management

Health Planning, Health Services Administration, Health Services Planning, Medical Care – U. S.

RA394.9

RA427

RA644.5

Nursing 571 & 572

Health Care Leadership Seminar & Practicum

Health Services Administration

Health Services Administrators

Leadership – Nurses’ Instruction

RA971

 

2.2 Clinical Laboratory Science/ Medical Technology

      Concentrations in Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Hematology, and Clinical Microbiology are offered. A list of courses from the newest catalog will be attached.

2.3 Respiratory Therapy

A list of courses from the newest catalog will be attached. 

2.4 Applied Health Physiology

A list of courses from the newest catalog will be attached. 

2.5 Psychology

A list of courses from the newest catalog will be attached.

 

 The librarian liaison to the Health Sciences, Nursing & Psychology is Stephanie Fridie, smfridie@salisbury.edu  410-543-6206