Coumadin Teaching 1694
SN instructed that is important to keep in mind that consistency is the key when regulating your Coumadin diet. Unless your doctor instructs you to, you should not try to omit all Vitamin K from your diet. Vitamin K foods are important to the overall health of your body by strengthening bones and improving the health of your arteries. Vitamin K is Coumadin's antidote so managing your intake is an important factor in staying therapeutic. Some foods that have high Vitamin K include: Cabbage, Broccoli, Spinach, Escarole, Turnip Greens, Lettuce, Brussels, Sprouts, Endive, Kale, Cauliflower, among others.
Fistula Teaching 1751
Instructed patient through the use of negative pressure wound therapy, a standard surgical drain, and optimized nutrition, fistula drainage was redirected and the abdominal wound healed, leaving a drain controlled enterocutaneous fistula. Patient control of fistula drainage and protection of surrounding tissue and skin is a principle of early fistula management.
HTN-stroke Teaching 320
Instructed patient about the damage that high blood pressure can cause to the vessels walls. Fat and cholesterol collect in the damage spots forming a plaque. Blood cells stick to the plaque, forming a mass called a clot. A clot can block blood flow in the vessel.
Meclizine Teaching 1944
SN instructed patient that Meclizine is an antihistamine that is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It may also be used to reduce dizziness and loss of balance (vertigo) caused by inner ear problems. SN instructed that drowsiness, dry mouth, and tiredness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Diabetic Foot Care Teaching 349
Instructed patient about basic tips to help prevent infections in people with diabetes: wear shoes or slippers at all times, wear comfortable shoes; get used to new shoes slowly and always wear 'heavy' soft cotton socks.
Hypothyroidism Teaching 1604
Caregiver A.L.F's staff was instructed in Hypothyroidism disease; on how symptoms differ among individuals, depending on the severity of the case: sensitivity to cold temperature, dry skin, constipation, forgetfulness, chronic fatigue, decreased heart rate, depression, hair loss, weight gain, muscle stiffness and cramping, lack of facial expression, enlarged tongue.
Hyperlipidemia Teaching 2072
Sn instructed patient on managing hyperlipidemia means controlling cholesterol and triglycerides. Read food labels and choose foods with low cholesterol and saturated trans fat. For people who would benefit from lowering their cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends aiming for a dietary pattern that limits saturated fat to 5 to 6 percent of daily calories and reduces the percent of calories from trans fat.
Actonel Teaching 1341
Actonel can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach). You will need to stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication.