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Instructed in management and control of wound through activity such as frequent rest periods, no overexertion, no lifting, bending or stooping. Passive and active exercises to increase vascular tone. Elevate affected extremity to promote venous return. Give pain medication, if prescribed, 30 minutes prior to any activity.
Instructed patient about Allopuriniol, and why it should be administered with foods to decrease gastrointestinal discomforts. It can be crushed and mixed with foods to help patients with swallowing difficulties.
Instructed patient about infection, which is the invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues.
Instructed on the importance of keeping all passageways uncluttered and adequately illuminated.
Taught that anemia and obesity are factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
Taught that putting most frequently used items within easy reach is a measure aimed to increasing tolerance in response to increased physical activity.
The patient was instructed in glomerulonephritis in the significance of daily weights, same time, same clothing, after urination and before eating. The patient was advised on finding supplies for home blood pressure checking. The patient was taught to measurement blood pressure and how frequently to do it. The patient was instructed the need to keep good skin care of edematous body areas to stop excoriation and skin breakdown. The patient was instructed in fluid limitations, fluids may be contingent on how much urine is put out.
Instructed patient reposition bed-bound persons at least every two hours and chair-bound persons every hour consistent with overall goals of care.
Patient was instructed in new medication Vitamin C side effects such as; nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal cramps, and headache. Dental erosion may occur from chronically chewing vitamin C tablets.
SN instructed patient on non pharmacological pain management like massage, a lot of people find relief from gentle massage. Several studies have found that massage is effective in relieving pain and other symptoms for people with serious illness. Relaxation techniques like guided imagery, breathing techniques, and gentle movement like rom exercises. Relaxation techniques are often very effective, particularly when a patient / caregiver is feeling anxious. Physical therapy if a person has been active before and is now confined to bed, even just moving the hands and feet a little bit can help. Pet therapy if you have bouts of pain that last 5, 10, or 15 minutes, trying to find something pleasant like petting an animal soft fur to distract and relax yourself can be helpful. Gel packs, these are simple packs that can be warmed or chilled and used to ease localized pain.