FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 25, 2015
Contact: Emily Adler
WASHINGTON-Jan. 19, 2016-The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) has honored the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) with two 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards. The 19th Edition of the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual, took first place in the Community-Public Health category and the VNAA Manual of Hospice and Palliative Care placed third in the Palliative Care and Hospice category.
The VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual (CPM) is a comprehensive evidence-based manual offering step-by-step explanations and instructions for common procedures for nurses in home health and hospice care. The current edition of the CPM details more than 300 procedures. It is designed to assist multidisciplinary home health and hospice agencies to competently and consistently deliver patient-centered, safe, efficient care. The CPM is the only manual that offers expert guidance specifically for home health and hospice care.
Meticulously researched and peer reviewed by a VNAA expert panel of clinicians, the VNAA Manual of Hospice and Palliative Care features information from leading national hospice experts on how to perform dozens of clinical procedures that may be performed in the home. It also includes instruction on how to adjust home care procedures for hospice patients. The Manual reflects the core philosophy of hospice and home care, which is to fully involve and respect the needs and preferences of the patient and his or her family and caregivers.
"We are honored to be recognized by AJN with two Book of the Year awards," said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. "These awards validate our continued efforts to provide the best clinical manuals possible for providers of home-based care."
The AJN has published an annual best-of list in nursing publishing since 1969. The judges who review the submissions in the Book of the Year program are experts in their field and select the year's top three books in each of 20 categories.
VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Learn more at www.vnaa.org.