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Absorption

1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.

absorption

the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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Where absorbent products do need to be used, it's important that the right one be used.
In the nursing home setting, the choice of absorbent pad should be based upon an assessment of each resident's type, degree, frequency (predictable pattern or constant dribbling) and volume of leakage.
Also, since the pant-pad system keeps the absorbent material securely in place, it is especially useful for residents who tend to wear loose fitting clothing that might otherwise fail to support a pad alone.
External collection devices (generally known as external catheters) are most suitable for alert, ambulatory residents who want an occassional alternative to absorbent products.
9,974,699 Absorbent Core for Disposable Absorbent Articles: Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Hofheim, Germany; Rodrigo Rosati, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Blanca Arizti, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Hans Adolf Jackets, Mechernich, Germany; Ernesto G.
An article comprising a topsheet, a back-sheet and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet, wherein the absorbent core comprises first and second absorbent structures, each absorbent structure comprising an absorbent layer comprising absorbent polymer particles and a substrate layer, wherein the absorbent layer is supported by the substrate layer, each of the absorbent layers comprising: i.
9,974,700 Absorbent Articles with Nonwoven Substrates Having Fibrils: Calvin Hoi Wung Cheng, Cincinnati, OH; Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, West Chester, OH; and Brian Udengaard, Lystrup Denmark.
9,844,477 Absorbent Articles and Method for Manufacturing the Same: Uwe Schneider, Cincinnati, OH; and Thomas Henrich, Montgomery, OH.
9,757,285 Absorbent Article Including a Buffer Composition: Joseph Greco, Morristown, NJ; David Gubernick, Cherry Hill, NJ; and Claudia Massiel Montoya, Princeton, NJ.
9,763,836 Apparatuses and Methods for Making Absorbent Articles: Paul Anthony Kawka, Kelso Township, IN; Uwe Schneider, Cincinnati, OH; and Gary Dean LaVon, Liberty Township, OH.
Absorbent Core Exhibiting Controlled Deformation in Use and Absorbent Article Comprising Said Core: Hanna Esping Ostlin, Pixbo, Sweden; and Edward Guidotti, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Absorbent Article Having a Fastening System: David John Enz, Neenah, WI; Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Appleton, WI; Robert Lee Popp, Greenville, WI; David Fleger Bishop, Appleton, WI; and Wendy Lynn Vandyke, Appleton, WI.