Diarrhea

Patient also instructed on Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff) and the increase risk due to the multiple ABT. Patient instructed that the most common symptoms of Clostridium difficile colitis (C. diff) infection include: watery diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, belly pain and tenderness. Instructed to clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub often and every after going to the restroom.
Instructed caregiver although the formula has water in it, patient may need extra water to keep from getting dehydrated. Patient may need more water when sweating, such as during hot weather or if you have a fever. Patient may also need more water if you have diarrhea or if you are vomiting.
Instructed patient about dehydration. Common symptoms are: dry mouth, poor skin tugor, dry, flushed skin, decreased urine output, sunken eyes and weak, rapid pulse.
Instructed patient about factors that increase the risk of diarrhea, such as, medication side effects, food allergies, infections, ingestion of toxins, fecal contact, radiation, laxative abuse, stress, lactose intolerance, or diseases like cancer, diverticulosis, and others.
Instructed patient about complications of diarrhea, such as, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or anal excoriation.
Instructed patient to call MD if vomits or diarrhea persist for more than 6 hours.
Instructed in complication of diarrhea such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or anal excoriation. Dehydration is indicated by dry mouth, poor skin tugor, dry, flushed skin, decreased urine output, sunken eyes and weak, rapid pulse.
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of diarrhea such as drug side effects, food allergies, infections, ingestion of toxins, fecal impactions, radiation, laxative abuse, stress, lactose intolerance, or diseases like cancer, diverticulosis and others.