Howard's Grove Rules & Regs.
[Rules and Regulations, no date, for
Howard’s Grove Hospital]
Genl Hospl Howards Grove
It shall be their duty to assist the Surgeon in enforcing
the rules of the Hospital. They will visit their patients twice a day, oftener
if necessary, will write each prescription in full with the name of the patient
and the number of his bed in every case. In prescribing Alcoholic stimuli of any
kind, they will specify the quantity each shall receive with directions in full
for its administration. They will see that the patients get the diet prescribed
will report to the clerk by 11 o’clock AM daily all deaths, desertions, and
the number of vacant beds occurring under their charge. One Assistant Surgeon
will e required to be on duty day and night.
It shall be his duty t keep the books and perform all the writing the Surgeon may require.
He will be required to label the baggage of Patients with
the name, rank, regiment, and company together with the ward and number of bed,
to take charge of the effects of patients, to register them in a book (form 9),
to receive from the Steward the furniture, bedding, cooking utensils &for
use keep a record of their (form 10) condition distributed to the wards and
kitchen and once a week (Monday) take an inventory of the articles in use and
report to him any loss or damage and return to him such as are not required for
use. When a patient dies he will pin on his breast previously to committing his
body to the dead house his name rank, regiment and company, number of bed, and
the ward in which he died, and report the same to the clerk. Section ward
masters will not receive a patient in their wards unless he has a permit from
the clerk. These permits, together with orders for transfer of patients from
beds or wards will be filed away as vouchers.
He will be required to take care of the Hospital stores and
supplies to enter in a book (form 8) the issues to the ward masters, cook, and
nurses, to prepare the provisions, returns, receive and distribute the rations,
is responsible for the cleanliness of the wards, patients, attendants, kitchen
and all articles in use.
It shall be his duty to compound all prescriptions
carefully ordered by the Surgeons attached to the Hospital. He will not fill a
prescription unless the name of the patient and the number of his bed is given.
And in no case will he issue alcoholic stimuli unless it be prescribed by a
Surgeon and the quantity indicated with directions for its administration in
It shall be their duty to administer the medicine and diet
prescribed and see that the patients do not violate any of the rules in the
It shall be their duty to take the medicine and diet ordered, observe the utmost cleanliness. Spitting on the floor and walls and smoking in the wards strictly prohibited. They will obey the nurses, ward masters, stewards, and all officers of the Hospital. No patients shall be rec'd until reported to the clerk. No transfer of patients from one bed or ward to another permitted unless ordered by the clerk. No officer, nurse, patient, cook, or laundress shall absent himself from the Hospital without leave.
Veal, Fowls or Bacon such quantities in lieu of Beef or Mutton as Medical Officers may prescribe. The attending Surgeon orders what he wishes to the above diet to suit any individual case in the Hospital.
C. D. Rice
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