Atenolol Teaching 237
Instructed patient about how Atenolol may mask symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients.
Clonidine Teaching 1736
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Clonidine, it is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Possible SE/AR may include: dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fainting, slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes like, irritability, depression.
Osteoporosis Teaching 541
Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis symptoms such as pain in the back, loss of height and stooped posture, a curved upper back, broken bones (fractures) that might occur with a minor injury, especially in the hip, spine and wrist.
General information Teaching 253
Instructed patient to take his/her pills with a full glass of water and drink all the water even if the pill went down with the first swallow.
Emphysema Teaching 1088
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: use effective coughing methods and do chest percussion and postural drainage, as directed by MD.
Pulmicort Respules Teaching 28
Instructed in new medication Pulmicort to manage asthma. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as headache, pain, insomnia, asthenia, rhinitis, voice alteration, sinusitis, pharyngitis, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, taste perversion, cought, etc.
Emphysema Teaching 1087
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: drink large amounts of liquids to thin secretions and use a humidifier to moisten air, among others.
Torn Knee Cartilage Teaching 1538
The patient was instructed in torn knee cartilage/meniscectomy in the need to take shower with bactericidal soap. The patient was instructed that knee restoration is typically done on an outpatient basis but that more extensive repair may require a 1- to 2 day hospital stay. The patient was reviewed in the use of a hinged knee brace or knee immobilizer. The patient was recommended in the importance of the bandage applied to the knee and high support hose. The patient was encouraged in the importance of elevating the operational leg and applying ice bags to the working site to relieve inflammation.
Wound Care Teaching 1569
Instructed caregiver reduce friction by making sure when lifting a patient in bed that they are
lifted, not dragged during repositioning, prevent ulcers from occurring and can also help them from
getting worse .
Amitriptyline Teaching 82
Instructed in new medication Amitriptyline to manage depression. In additon, warned of possible S/E such as coma, seizures, hallucinations, delusions, disorientation, ataxia, tremor, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, headache, extrapyramidal reactions, MI, stroke, arrhythmias, heart block, orthostatic hypotension, tachycardia, ECG changes, hypertension, edema, blurred vision, tinnitus, mydriasis, increased intraocular pressure, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, epigastric distress, diarrhea, constipation, paralytic ileum, urine retention, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, eosinophilia, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, rash, urticaria, photosensitivity, diaphoresis and hypersensitivity reaction.
Instructed to take full dose at bedtime but warned patient of possible morning orthostatic hypotension.
Avoid alcohol during drug therapy.
Consult MD before taking other medications.
Avoid activities that require alertness and good psychomotor coordination until CNS effects of drug are known. Drowsiness and dizziness usually subside after a few weeks.
Dry mouth may be relieved with sugarless hard candy or gum. Saliva substitutes may be needed.
Instructed to use a sun block, wear protective clothing and avoid prolonged exposure to strong sunlight. To prevent photosensitivity reactions.
Do not stop drug therapy abruptly.