Nurse's Handbook of Patient Education

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Readers find ?how to? guidance on all aspects of patient teaching, from assessing learning needs and writing meaningful objectives to implementing effective teaching plans. Contents include scores of disorders organized by body system and feature causes, potential complications, pertinent medications, activity restrictions, nutrition reminders, treatments, risk factors, and care after discharge.

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Overview

Readers find “how to” guidance on all aspects of patient teaching, from assessing learning needs and writing meaningful objectives to implementing effective teaching plans. Contents include scores of disorders organized by body system and feature causes, potential complications, pertinent medications, activity restrictions, nutrition reminders, treatments, risk factors, and care after discharge.

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Reviewer: Andrea D. Posey, RN, BSN, MSN (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Description: This is a handbook of information pertaining to patient education topics. These are presented in an easy-to-access outline form.
Purpose: The purpose and objectives are to provide a teaching framework and content guide for patient education. These objectives are met.
Audience: The book is aimed at healthcare professionals who engage in patient teaching. It is written at an appropriate level. The author's credentials are unknown.
Features: Basic teaching concepts are presented in an outline fashion, organized by physiologic system. Areas of concentration are medications, activity, nutrition, treatment, risk factors, and aftercare. There is also a discussion at the beginning of the book about adult learning principles and forming a teaching plan. The appendix includes home care topics such as home safety, oxygen therapy, and pain management. These home care topics also include learning objectives and patient/caregiver instructions. The selected references are current and appropriate.
Assessment: The nurse's busy schedule does not allow much time for formal patient teaching even though it is a required part of the job. This book is a valuable contribution the patient education aspect of nursing. The basic framework for patient education is provided, allowing nurses to spend time providing education to clients instead of taking time to formulate the plan.
Andrea D. Posey
This is a handbook of information pertaining to patient education topics. These are presented in an easy-to-access outline form. The purpose and objectives are to provide a teaching framework and content guide for patient education. These objectives are met. The book is aimed at healthcare professionals who engage in patient teaching. It is written at an appropriate level. The author's credentials are unknown. Basic teaching concepts are presented in an outline fashion, organized by physiologic system. Areas of concentration are medications, activity, nutrition, treatment, risk factors, and aftercare. There is also a discussion at the beginning of the book about adult learning principles and forming a teaching plan. The appendix includes home care topics such as home safety, oxygen therapy, and pain management. These home care topics also include learning objectives and patient/caregiver instructions. The selected references are current and appropriate. The nurse's busy schedule does not allow much time for formal patient teaching even though it is a required part of the job. This book is a valuable contribution the patient education aspect of nursing. The basic framework for patient education is provided, allowing nurses to spend time providing education to clients instead of taking time to formulate the plan.
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This book discusses causes, potential complications, and essential teaching topics for disorders including Alzheimer's, heart failure, pneumonia, diabetes, and hemophilia. Pestonjee, an RN, incorporates basic skills such as assessing learning needs, writing objectives, planning for the best learning times, and developing and implementing teaching plans, to help nurses teach in any situation<-->from hospitals and clinics to schools and homes. Spiral bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582550183
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xiv
Part I Understanding the Fundamentals
1 The basics 2
A growing need 2
The main goal 3
Cornerstones of successful teaching 4
Compliance with teaching 9
2 The process 12
Assessment 12
Learning objectives 15
Planning 16
Implementation 21
Evaluation 26
Documentation 27
Part II Teaching About Disorders
3 Cardiovascular disorders 30
Angina pectoris 30
Aortic aneurysm 32
Arrhythmias 34
Coronary artery disease 36
Deep vein thrombosis 38
Dilated cardiomyopathy 40
Endocarditis 42
Heart failure 44
Hypertension 46
Myocardial infarction 48
Pericarditis 50
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease 52
Raynaud's phenomenon 54
Valvular heart disease 56
4 Respiratory disorders 58
Asthma 58
Bronchitis 60
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 62
Cystic fibrosis 64
Influenza 66
Pneumonia 68
Pulmonary embolism 70
Sarcoidosis 72
Sleep apnea syndrome 74
Tuberculosis 76
5 Immune and hematologic disorders 78
Anaphylaxis 78
Hemophilia 80
Human immunodeficiency virus infection 82
Rheumatoid arthritis 84
Sickle cell syndrome 86
Systemic lupus erythematosus 88
Thrombocytopenia 90
6 Neurologic disorders 92
Alzheimer's disease 92
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 94
Bell's palsy 96
Cerebrovascular accident 98
Headaches 100
Multiple sclerosis 102
Myasthenia gravis 104
Parkinson's disease 106
Seizure disorder 108
Trigeminal neuralgia 110
7 Gastrointestinal disorders 112
Cholecystitis 112
Cirrhosis 114
Constipation 116
Diverticular disease 118
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 120
Hemorrhoids 122
Hepatitis, viral 124
Hiatal hernia 126
Inflammatory bowel disease 128
Pancreatitis, chronic 130
Peptic ulcer disease 132
8 Endocrine and metabolic disorders 134
Adrenal insufficiency 134
Cushing's syndrome 136
Diabetes mellitus 138
Gout 140
Hyperlipidemia 142
Hyperthyroidism 144
Hypothyroidism 146
Obesity 148
9 Musculoskeletal disorders 150
Back pain, lower 150
Fibromyalgia 152
Fractures 154
Herniated disk 156
Muscular dystrophy 158
Osteoarthritis 160
Osteoporosis 162
Sprains and strains 164
Tendinitis and bursitis 166
10 Renal and Urologic Disorders 168
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 168
Glomerulonephritis 170
Pyelonephritis 172
Renal calculi 174
Renal failure, acute 176
Renal failure, chronic 178
Urinary incontinence 180
Urinary tract infection 182
11 Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders 184
Epistaxis 184
Glaucoma 186
Laryngitis 188
Pharyngitis 190
Sinusitis 192
Tinnitus 194
Vertigo 196
12 Skin Disorders 198
Atopic dermatitis 198
Contact dermatitis 200
Dermatophytosis and candidiasis 202
Herpes simplex and herpes zoster 204
Impetigo 206
Pressure ulcers 208
Psoriasis 210
Scabies and lice 212
Venous stasis ulcers 214
13 Cancer Management 216
Coping 216
Diarrhea 218
Fatigue 220
Nausea and vomiting 222
Nutrition 224
Pain and discomfort 226
Skin and mouth care 228
14 Obstetric and Gynecologic Disorders 230
Endometriosis 230
Menopause 232
Pelvic inflammatory disease 234
Polycystic ovary syndrome 236
Pregnancy induced hypertension 238
Premenstrual syndrome 240
Vaginitis 242
15 Psychiatric Disorders 244
Anxiety disorders 244
Mood disorders 246
Personality disorders 248
Psychotic disorders 250
Substance abuse disorders 252
Part III Appendix, Selected References, and Index
Appendix Home Care Techniques 256
Acupuncture 256
Biofeedback 256
Continuous positive airway pressure 257
Energy conservation techniques 258
Home safety 259
Oxygen therapy 260
Relaxation techniques 261
Smoking cessation 261
Stress management 262
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation 263
Selected References 265
Index 266
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