This practical resource provides 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. It features coverage of more than 200 diseases, disorders, and procedures — including 30 new or extensively revised in this edition. A special section on home care procedures provides comprehensive guidance on preparing a discharge teaching plan and providing care in the home.
Features more than 30 new or extensively updated entries.
A Teaching Alert logo draws attention to essential information for the patient or caregiver on preventing or responding to a serious complication.
A Dangerous Complications logo identifies potentially life-threatening complications of a disease, disorder, or procedure.
An Elderly Alert logo explains how a specific teaching point may differ for the elderly patient.
An Elder Care heading identifies how you can adapt teaching for elderly patients.
A convenient alphabetical organization with colored A-Z thumb tabs for quick reference in the clinical setting.
Two-color design highlights important information.
Information on more than 200 diseases, disorders, and procedures — including 30 new or extensively revised in this edition.
Extensive home care content, including comprehensive guidelines for preparing a discharge teaching plan.
Helpful lists of diagnostic test results for specific diseases.
Clear explanations of therapeutic management, including surgery and medications.
Easy-to-understand language with no specific nursing terminology makes it ideal for a broad range of health professionals.
By Mary M. Canobbio, RN, MN, FAAN, Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist Administrative Coordinator, Ahmanson-UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Lecturer, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California, USA
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