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Instructed to keep medications in their original containers. Instructed to check the label before you take any medications.
Instructed patient on monitoring DM, for example: testing blood sugar levels at least 3 times a day.
Patient was instructed on measures to protect the skin, such as, keeping the skin clean and dry, assessing frequently for skin breakdown, avoiding powder due to possible caking and irritation.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating hypertension, such as: age, race and family history.
The patient was instructed in hemorrhoid the necessity to eat a diet high in fiber to encourage regular bowel movements and soft seats. The patient was advised to drink sufficiently of fluids. The patient was reviewed to use chair softeners and unpackaged laxatives to prevent constipation. The patient was recommended to do daily minor exercise to improve peristalsis and help elimination. The patient was encouraged to defecate on time after the impulse so that compression in the rectum will be prevented. The patient was taught to evade long sitting, squatting, or standing. The patient was instructed to evade pulling during defecation. The patient was advised to sit on thick foam pillows or pads. The patient was taught to use warm place bath for short-lived periods to evade hypotension secondary and vasodilation of pelvic blood vessels. The patient was encouraged the importance of perianal hygiene at all times. The patient was instructed to wipe softly after a bowel movements. The patient was taught to use warm bandages to encourage circulation.
Patient was educated about Digoxin 0.125 mg 1 tablet oral daily, this medication is used to treat CHF, tachy arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (slows ventricular rate).
Instructed about diet as a major factor that can affect the stability of your Coumadin level. Explained about Vitamin K and its importance for blood to clot and why it's important in patients taking Coumadin, because high amounts of Vitamin K (e.g.green and leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach and broccoli)can work against the drug. Instructed patient to eat what he normally eats just as long as he's consistent with his vitamin K foods. Verbalized understanding.
SN advised patient should call your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: unusual bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time, unusual bruising, signs of thrombocytopenia (such as a rash or dark spots under the skin), tingling or numbness (especially in the lower limbs), and muscular weakness.
SN instructed patient eat slowly in a relaxed atmosphere. Chew your food thoroughly. Avoid chewing gum, smoking, and drinking from a straw. This will help decrease the amount of air you swallow, which may help reduce gas.
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.