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Instructed in measures to control rheumatoid arthritis such as adequate exercise, proper diet, stress control, pain control, physical or occupational therapy, self-help devices, emotional support and others.
Patient was instructed on appropriate nutrition. Cut back on high calorie snack foods and desserts like chips, cookies, cakes, and full fat ice cream. Eating too much of even healthful foods can lead to weight gain. Watch the portion sizes.
Patient was instructed about foot care, trying non-impact exercise such as swimming, cycling, yoga, and tai chi are increasingly popular ways to exercise - with minimal impact on the feet. Talk with the doctor before starting an exercise program. Further teaching is needed.
Patient instructed in setting a daily time aside for relaxation that will in turn break the pain-cycle.
Instructed on the importance of notifying physician, nurse or other health care provider immediately if chest pain/discomfort occur.
Instructed on some potential complications of Osteoarthritis, such as: acute inflammation and permanent loss of joint function, among others.
Instructed patient to store NTG in a cool, dark place, in a tightly closed container (this will assure freshness). Replace supply of sublingual tablets every 3 months.
The patient was instructed in spinal cord injury to use a mirror to check skin for break. The patient was instructed on perineal care after removal. The patient was taught in intermittent self-catheterization. The patient was taught in the attention of the indwelling urinary catheter. The patient was taught in the need to use anesthetic jelly abundantly for urinary catheterization and insertion of suppository or enema. The patient was advised in the importance of following the prescribed rehabilitation program.
Skilled nurse instructed patient/care giver in Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber for approximately two hours. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating the healing rate of wounds and is effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, improving circulation, and helping to prevent future problems.
Instructed patient How can a urostomy fit into you lifestyle: Reduce odor. Some foods, such as asparagus, cheese, and eggs may cause your urine to have a strong odor. Vitamin C may help to decrease urine odor. Drink liquids as directed. Most people should drink at least 8 (8-ounce) cups of liquids each day.