Diseases Process

Instructed patient exercise regularly to reduce stress and improve the quality of your life. Take steps to help prevent HIV-related fatigue. SN instructed patient don't smoke. People with HIV are more likely to have a heart attack or get lung cancer. Cigarette smoking can raise these risks even more.
Instructed patient eat a healthy, balanced diet to keep your immune system strong. Heart-healthy eating can help prevent some of the problems, such as high cholesterol, that can be caused by treatment for HIV. Instructed patient how to deal with the weight loss that HIV infection can cause. Learn how to handle food properly to avoid getting food poisoning.
Instructed patient when should you contact your caregiver: you have little or no urine draining from the nephrostomy tube, you have nausea and are vomiting, the black mark on your tube has moved or is longer than when it was put in ,you have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Instructed patient when should you contact your caregiver?, The skin around the nephrostomy tube is red, swollen, itches, or has a rash, you have a fever, you have lower back or hip pain, There are changes in how your urine looks or smells, a large amount of urine is draining into the drainage bag over a short period of time.
Instructed patient drink 2 to 3 liters of liquid each day unless you were told to limit liquids because of another condition. Instructed patient when should I seek immediate care or call 911? The nephrostomy tube comes out completely. There is blood, pus, or a bad smell coming from the place where the tube enters your skin. Urine is leaking around the tube 10 days after the tube was placed.
Instructed patient Wipe the connecting ends of the drainage bag with alcohol or iodine before you reconnect the bag to the tube. This helps prevent infection. Instructed patient check the catheter to be sure it is in place after you change your clothes or do other activities. Do not wear tight clothing over the tube. Place the tubing over your thigh rather than under it when you are sitting down. Be sure that nothing is pulling on the nephrostomy tube when you move around.
Instructed patient you may need to detach the drainage bag from the nephrostomy tube to clean it. If so, attach a new drainage bag tightly to the nephrostomy tube. Instructed patient change bandages, skin barriers, and attachment devices as directed. This helps to prevent infection. Throw away or clean your drainage bag as directed by your caregiver.
SN to instruct patient on lifestyle and home remedies like stopping alcohol driving if applicable, avoiding medication that may cause liver damage, help prevent other from coming in contact with infected blood. SN to instruct patient and caregiver on emergency preparedness and when to notify the doctor with new symptoms and/or concerns.
SN instructed patient and caregiver on Hepatitis C which in an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Sympotms of hepatitis such as fatigue, nausea or poor appetite. Riks factors and complications of Hepatitis C such as liver cancer and liver failure.
SN instructed patient about ways to relieve muscle stiffness such as performing exercises including gentle muscle stretching as tolerated, obtaining adequate rest or uninterrupted sleep in order to reduce stress, massaging affected body parts if not contraindicated and to avoid lifting heavy objects. Instructed to inform doctor or skilled nurse if discomfort progress or when severe or unexplained pain is felt.

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