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"This guide gives you instant access to a wealth of essential patient teaching information for patients with common diseases and disorders, as well as those who are undergoing diagnostic testing or a medical or surgical procedure." Inside this third edition, you'll find: a convenient alphabetical organization with colored A-Z thumb tabs for quick reference in the clinical setting; information on more than 200 diseases, disorders, and procedures - including 30 new to this edition; home care procedures that provide comprehensive guidelines for preparing a discharge teaching plan; a Teaching Alert logo that draws attention to essential information on preventing or responding to a serious complication; a Dangerous Complications logo that identifies potentially life-threatening complications of a disease, disorder, or procedure; an Elderly Alert logo that explains how a specific teaching point may differ for the elderly patient; an Elder Care heading that identifies how you can adapt teaching for elderly patients; helpful lists of diagnostic test results for specific disease; and clear explanations of therapeutic management, including surgery and medications.

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

Andrea D. Posey
This handbook is a compilation of guidelines for teaching and homecare in an easy to access format. This is a second edition (the first was published in 1996); updates include the homecare section. The purpose of this publication is to assist healthcare providers in making sure their clients are well informed and educated about their particular condition. The language of the book is geared toward healthcare providers, but it is easy to read and the general reader may also benefit from the information. Many disease processes and medical conditions are covered in an alphabetical format. Each section includes a definition of the disease, etiology, signs and symptoms, treatment, home care and psychological issues. Referral and follow up guidelines complete the list. The appendixes are useful and contain information about dietary guidelines, height and weight charts, and a comprehensive resource list. This book is highly readable and the information is readily found. The medical conditions which are described range from the common to some uncommon diseases. The homecare section found in this second edition is greatly needed as more patient teaching is done in the home and the acuity of home care patients rises.
Mary E. Riner
This handbook provides quick access to succincteducation material needed by patients and families in managing theirown care. As healthcare continues to shift to ambulatory surgery, carein the home, the school, and the work setting, readers will find this avaluable resource in addressing education needs of a diverse clientpopulation. The purpose is to focus healthcare providers on what isessential to discuss with the patient. It is based on standardsaddressed by the JCAHO. The authors seek to provide information toenhance patient and family knowledge and skills necessary to promoterecovery; make informed decisions that are based on individual needs,abilities, and preferences; promote safe and effective use ofmedications, equipment, and supplies; support the patient's nutritionalstatus; and facilitate follow-up care and accessing of communityresources. This book is designed for the clinical practitioner whoalready understands the clinical mechanisms of the disease ordisability. It provides assistance to the student seeking to organizevast amounts of information for acute and community-basedpatients. Each topic includes information on six categories. Thetopic begins with a brief definition. The signs and symptoms of thedisease or disorder are those a patient would be taught to expect orobserve. Similarly, the complications included are those directlyassociated with the disease. Diagnostic tests are listed with a briefexplanation of their purpose. A reminder to provide detailedinformation about each of the ordered tests is given at the beginningof each list. A general listing of medical management specific to thedisease, disorder, or procedure follows. The easy-to-use formatwillmake this a valuable resource for the practitioner. The material isconcisely organized from a patient's needs viewpoint and easily usedfor reference by the practitioner.
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Reviewer: Carolyn Koziolek, RN, BScN, MN (c)(The Hospital for Sick Children)
Description: This is the third edition of a clear, concise, and well laid out handbook of patient teaching. It is important to update such references and the previous editions were published in 1996 and 2000.
Purpose: This book is intended to be used as a reference for patient teaching by healthcare professionals with baseline medical knowledge. It would be very useful for someone who has recently changed departments/areas or as a reference for new healthcare providers.
Audience: The author states that this book is written for healthcare providers, without specifically identifying what type of providers. This information would be most appropriate for nurses, physiotherapists, or other allied healthcare providers. Perhaps a newer physician or one in a remote locale who may not be versed in such a variety of conditions and procedures would find it useful. The author is an RN and the book, although well written, appears focused on a nursing perspective.
Features: This book aims to address both common and some less common illnesses, conditions, diagnostics, and procedures. It is very well laid out and clearly written. It covers each topic in a very easy to understand manner, thus making it easy to relay information to a patient/family. The teaching guidelines section is particularly well done and covers an important facet of teaching, serving not only to teach the new healthcare practitioner but also to remind seasoned practitioners. Topics are well delineated and organized in sections with clear headings to alert the reader to issues pertinent to that condition. However, I am concerned that it covers elder care but omits pediatric care and, equally important, fails to address why pediatric care is not included.
Assessment: With this type of reference, it is imperative to update and make changes as treatments change. The does not refer to any one specific type of treatment as the "gold standard," which is important as treatment standards vary greatly amongst practitioners and centers, as do their availability. This book probably has a greater audience among nurses, but it would be a useful reference for any individual new to healthcare. It has no bias toward a particular country and thus has international appeal.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323011037
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 822
  • Product dimensions: 4.64 (w) x 7.69 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents


Abdominal Surgery
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease, Adrenocortical Insufficiency),
Aldosteronism, Primary ( Hyperaldosteronism, Conn’s Syndrome)
Alzheimer's Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Aneurysm, Aortic (Abdominal Thoracic)
Anorectal Abscess, Fistula, and Fissure
Aortic Regurgitation (Incompetence, Insufficiency)
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Aplastic Anemia (Hypoplastic anemia)
Arrhythmia (Sinus Bradycardia, Heart Block, Junctional Rhythm, Sinus Tachycardia, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation)
Arterial Insufficiency
Arterial Revascularization
Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Osteoarthritis)
Arthroscopy (Diagnostic, Surgical)
Back Pain
Bladder Cancer
Blindness (Visual Impairment)
Bone Cancer
Bone Marrow Harvest
Bone Marrow Suppression,
Bone Marrow Transplantation,
Bowel Obstruction and Resection with Anastomosis,
Brain Tumor
Breast Cancer
Breast Surgery (Mastectomy, Lumpectomy)
Buerger's Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
Cancer: General Care
Cardiac Catheterization
Carotid Endarterectomy
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cataract and Cataract Surgery
Catheter Ablation NEW!
Cervical Cancer
Charcot's Syndrome (Neurogenic Arthropathy)
Chest trauma (Flail chest)
Cholelithiasis, Cholecystitis
Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer (Colon Cancer)
Compartment Syndrome
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease, (Atherosclerosis, Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction, Myocardial Ischemia)
Craniotomy and Craniectomy
Cushing's Disease and Cushing's Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes Mellitus (Diabetic Ketoacidosis)
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Electrophysiology Study (Cardiac Mapping)
Encephalitis and Meningitis
Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
Epidural Injection NEW!
Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implant (Impotence)
Fixator Devices
Gastrectomy and Gastrostomy
Gastrointestinal Bleeding, (Esophageal Bleeding)
Glomerulonephritis and Nephrotic Syndrome
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Head Trauma
Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure)
Hemolytic Anemia
Hepatitis, Viral ( A,B,C,D,E, and G)
Herniorrhaphy (Hernia)
Hip Replacement
Hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease, Thyrotoxicosis, Thyroidits)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Hypothyroidism (Myxedema)
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Laminectomy (Spinal Fusion, Diskectomy)
Laryngeal Cancer
Leukemia (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Liver Biopsy
Lung Cancer (Bronchogenic)
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Lyme Disease
Lymphoma, Malignant (Hodgkins Disease, Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)
Melanoma (Cutaneous Melanoma) NEW!
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Regurgitation (Insufficiency)
Multiple Sclerosis (Disseminated Sclerosis)
Muscular Dystrophy
Myasthenia Gravis
Neurogenic Bladder
Osteomalacia (Rickets)
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Parkinson's Disease
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Angioplasty, Atherectomy, Intracoronary Stenting
Pheochromocytoma (Chromaffin Tumor)
Pleural Effusion
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Prostate Cancer
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Renal Failure (Acute, Chronic)
Renal Transplant
Replacement of the Knee
Replacement of the Shoulder
Retinal Detachment (Retinal Tears, Holes)
Rheumatic Fever
Ruptured Disk, Back Injury (Herniated or "Slipped Disk", Herniated Nucleus Pulposus)
Seizure Disorder (Epilepsy)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spinal Cord Injury
Sprains and Strains
Steroid Therapy (Corticosteroid Therapy)
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)
Tendinitis, Epicondylitis, and Bursitis
Testicular Cancer
Thrombolytic Therapy
Torn Knee Cartilage/Meniscectomy
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Ulcer (Peptic)
Ulcerative Colitis (Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Urolithiasis (Kidney Stones, Renal Calculi, Nephrolithiasis)
Valve Repair/Replacement
Varicose Vein, Vein Ligation and Stripping
Venous Thrombosis


Aerosol Therapy
Anticoagulation Therapy
Cast Care
Catheter Care (External Venous, Hickman, and Broviac)
Catheter Care (Implanted Port)
Catheter Care (Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter [PICC])
Crutch Walking
Dialysis (Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis)
Glucose Monitoring NEW!
Ostomy (Ileostomy, Colostomy)
Oxygen Therapy
Pacemaker (Permanent)
Pain Management
Palliative and Hospice Care (Dying at Home)
Pulse Taking (Pulse-taking Diary)
Radiation Therapy
Suctioning (Nasal, Oropharyngeal, Endotracheal) NEW!
Tracheostomy Care
Transfer Techniques NEW!
Tube Feeding (Enteral Feeding)
Urinary Catheters
Urinary Diversion and Urinary Diversion Care (Ileal Conduit)
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence Surgical Repair, Female (Bladder Neck Suspension)


A Desirable weights for men and women
B Caloric needs of healthy adults and hospitalized patients
C Therapeutic diets
Modification of protein intake
Modification of sodium intake
High-sodium foods to omit on a sodium-restricted diet
Modification of food consistency
D Food sources of selected nutrients
Foods high in sodium
Foods high in potassium
Foods low in potassium
Foods high in phosphorus
Foods low in phosphorus
Foods high in calcium
Foods high in iron
Food sources of major vitamins
E Foods for specific conditions
High-fiber foods for diverticulosis
Foods to avoid for diverticulosis
Foods that cause stoma odor
Foods that thicken output
Foods that loosen output
F Patient Resources
G Patient and Family Guidelines for Taking Natural Herbal Supplements

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