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Taught that Lamictal should be taken with or without food and tablets should be swallowed whole.
Instructed on some measures aimed to preventing/controlling Epilepsy, such as: identify and avoid potential precipitating factors (e.g., stress, alcohol intake, fatigue).
The patient was instructed to obtain appropriate supplies for care of a urinary diversion by the bladder cancer. The female patient was taught to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections by voiding after sexual intercourse, avoiding bubble baths, and wearing cotton undergarments. The patient was advised to avoid fluids and foods that irritate the bladder such alcohol, tea, and spices.
Instructed patient on new medication Santyl ointment. It is used for removing the dead skin from wounds or burned areas. Santyl ointment is an enzymatic debriding ointment. It works by breaking down dead skin.
Instructed patient untreated high blood pressure can lead to a greater risk for stroke, heart attack, or other heart damage.
Instructed patient what should you know about caring for your midline catheter: Loop extra tubing: If you have long tubing attached to your catheter, loosely loop the tubing together, and secure it with tape. This will help prevent the PICC or midline catheter from being pulled out of your arm by accident.
Instructed patient The arm with the PICC is at risk for developing blood clots (thrombosis). This is a serious complication. To help prevent it: As much as possible, use the arm with the PICC in it for normal daily activities. Lack of movement can lead to blood clots, so it’s important to move your arm as you normally would. Your health care team may suggest light arm exercises.
SN instructed Patient about intertrigo: It is usually a chronic with insidious onset of itching, burning, and stinging in skin folds. Intertrigo commonly is seasonal, associated with heat and humidity or strenuous activity in which chafing occurs. In addition to obesity and diabetes, hyperhidrosis may be a risk factor for intertrigo. Additional factors that predispose individuals to perineal intertrigo include urinary or fecal incontinence, vaginal discharge, or a draining wound.
SN instructed that it is tempting to stop taking an antibiotic as soon as you feel better. But the full treatment is necessary to kill the disease-causing bacteria. Failure to do so can result in the need to resume treatment later and may promote the spread of antibiotic - resistant properties among harmful bacteria. Patient verbalizes understanding.
SN Instructed patient on Lobectomy Care. You will be able to drink liquids and eat certain foods once your stomach function returns after surgery. You may be given ice chips at first. Then you will get liquids such as water, broth, juice and clear soft drinks. If your stomach does not become upset, you may then be given soft foods, such as ice cream and applesauce. Once you can eat soft foods easily, you may slowly begin to eat solid foods.