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Diabetes Teaching 190

Instructed in insulin.This is used to decrease blood glucose levels, by replacing insulin not produced by the pancreas.

Oxygen Teaching 246

Instructed patient about the importance of injecting insulin not exactly in the same place each time, but move around in the same area so the insulin reaches the blood with the same speed with each shot.

Osteoporosis Teaching 506

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. As you make changes, continue with your food diary. Set a weekly goal as you add or change what you are eating. For example, this week make it your goal to order a salad instead of french fries, add vegetables to your pizza, or bring a yogurt to work every day.

Blood Sugar Teaching 714

Patient was instructed on supplies that will use for blood glucose meter - reads blood sugar Test strip - collects blood sample. Lancet or small needle -fits into lancing device, pricks finger, and provides small drop of blood for glucose strip. Lancing device - pricks finger when button is pressed. Most devices have dials to select how deep the needle goes into the skin. Start with middle depth. If get more blood than needed, dial the number down so the lancet does not go as deep. If get less blood, dial the number up so lancet goes deeper. Alcohol wipes or soap and water - to clean fingers or other testing site.

Tracheostomy Teaching 803

Instructed patient Don't let condensation accumulate in the oxygen delivery tubing.

Actonel Teaching 1344

When using Actonel get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Steroid Therapy Teaching 1488

The patient was instructed in steroid therapy corticosteroid therapy in the need to fill-up medicines prescriptions 1 to 2 weeks before the supply runs out and to store medicine in a cool place. The patient was instructed to take oral steroids with milk or antiacids to reduction gastric irritation. The patient was taught that the oral method of the medicine comes in various dosages.

Colostomy Teaching 1712

Instructed patient call doctor if increase pain in the abdomen or the incision,fever, redness or drainage of the incision, irritation, or redness , or drainage of the incision, change bowel habits, such as:diarrhea, or constipation or skin irritation.

Nephrostomy Teaching 1786

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.

HIV Teaching 1792

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.