Book Description: This is a Pageburst digital textbook; 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. 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. 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.