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Hypotension Teaching 279
Instructed patient on how to recognize S/S of hypotension, such as, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, weakness, confusion, etc.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Teaching 1659
SN instructed patient in pulmonary fibrosis and in how it harms the tissues deep in the lungs. The air sacs in the lungs and their supporting structures become inflamed and scarred. If scarring progresses happen, then it makes your lungs thick and stiff. That makes it hard for the patient to catch their breath, and their blood may not get enough oxygen.
General teaching Teaching 1699
Medication profile reviewed and reconciled. SN reviewed and instructed patient on medication regimen of spirivia. Instructed patient that medication is used for maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Spiriva HandiHaler is indicated to reduce exacerbations in COPD patients. Instructed patient that, with administration of Spiriva HandiHaler, a Spiriva capsule is placed into the center chamber of the HandiHaler device. The capsule is pierced by pressing and releasing the green piercing button on the side of the HandiHaler device. The tiotropium formulation is dispersed into the air stream when its inhaled through the mouthpiece. Instructed to inhale once or twice to get al medication inhaled. Instructed patient that dry mouth or constipation may occur. Instructed to notify MD/SN right away if any serious side effects, including: vision changes (such as blurred vision, seeing halos), eye pain, difficult/painful urination, fast heartbeat.
Foot care Teaching 642
Patient was instructed on the importance of a good foot care. Calluses indicate that areas of the feet are receiving too much pressure. If the increased pressure continues, the skin may break down and it is possible to get a foot ulcer.
Diabetes Teaching 802
Patient was instructed on diabetes. All body cells require glucose for energy. Glucose enters body cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, which acts somewhat like a gatekeeper. If the body becomes less responsive to insulin, or if the body is not producing insulin, glucose cannot pass through the cell wall and the cell "starves."
Potassium Teaching 1547
Patient was educated about potassium 10 meq 1 tablet oral daily and it's side effects such as: confusion, restlessness, weakness, abdominal pain , diarrhea , flatulence , nausea , vomiting, and the importance to notified immediately nurse/ agency/ doctor/ 911 if any of this persist.
Depression Teaching 1009
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of depression, such as: decreased ability to concentrate and physical complaints, among others.
Osteoarthritis Teaching 1190
Taught that, in Osteoarthritis, the cartilage, which protects the ends of bones, is worn away.
Crestor Teaching 931
Instructed on the importance of do not stop taking Crestor even if feeling well, unless otherwise directed by MD.
Colostomy Teaching 1869
Instructed patient If you do put tape around the skin barrier edges do not remove the tape after water activities. Removing theā€© tape may cause the skin barrier to loosen. It is helpful to hold your skin smooth as you put your pouching system on to avoid wrinkles that may lead to leakage.