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Metaproterenol sulfate Teaching 101

Instructed in new medication Metaproterenol sulfate, to manage bronchial asthma. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as vertigo, headache, nervousness, dry and irritated throat, vomiting, nausea, dry mouth, etc.

Depression Teaching 606

Patient was instructed on depression as a diabetes complication. Depression and diabetes are two conditions that can sometimes go hand-in-hand. Fist, diabetes can increase the risk of depression, in fact having diabetes doubles the risk of depression compared to people who don't have this disease.

Activity Intolerance Teaching 1160

Taught that sitting to perform an activity rather than stand, if possible, is a measure aimed to increasing tolerance in response to increased physical activity.

Hypertension Teaching 1231

Taught that blood pressure readings for people age 50 or older should not exceed 160/90.

Alprazolam Teaching 1298

Skilled nurse advised patient that alprazolam may cause physical or psychological dependence.

Catheter Teaching 1412

The patient was instructed in cardiac catheterization on care of the puncture site. The patient was advised that bruising of and around the insertion site is normal.

Epididymitis Teaching 1421

The patient was instructed in epididymitis in the use of ease ways, ice packs, and elevations of scrotum, loose, lightweight clothing, and scrotal support while walking. The patient was advised of informing all sexual partners if the inflammation is due to sexually transmitted disease.

Pleural Effusion Teaching 1503

The patient was instructed in pleural effusion to evade persons with infections. The patient was taught in coughing and deep breathing to maintain lung ventilation. The patient was advised to use of the incentive spirometer.

Insulin Teaching 1804

Patient was instructed about another reason to get your blood sugar levels under control and keep them that way doing so can help you avoid many diabetes skin problems, still, skin conditions related to this disease are common. As many as 1 out of 3 people with diabetes will have one. Fortunately, most can be or successfully treated before they turn into a serious problem.

Fall precautions Teaching 2005

SN instructed patient and caregiver on strategies that can significantly help decrease the risk of a fall such as: skid-proof mats or strips in the shower and bathtub, removal of furniture that can slip away if grabbed accidentally for support, supportive non-slip footwear and not walking in stocking feet. SN also instructed on side effects of most medications taking that could possibly cause dizziness and to report it so that it can be addressed by physician. Patient and caregiver voiced understanding of all instructions given.