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Instructed in new medication Calcium and in S/E such as headache, weakness, dizziness, paresthesia, chest pressure, facial flushing, edema of feet, eye pain, nasal congestion, transient nausea, unusual taste, diarrhea, anorexia, vomiting, epigastric discomfort, abdominal pain, increased urinary frequency, nocturia, shortness of breath, rash, pruritus of ear lobes, inflammation at injection site, hypersensitivity reactions (anaphylaxis), chills and tender palms and soles.
Instructed in washing hands well before touching the catheter and use soap and water to wash the area around the catheter.
Instructed in the importance of addressing Advance Directives to ensure compliance with client's wishes and medical needs.
Patient was instructed on pain management. Diabetes can destroy small blood vessels, which in turn can damage the nervous system, and these damaged nerves can cause pain. The pain arises from the nerves that are injured or malfunctioning that can be from the tip of the toe to the brain.
Patient was instructed on how stress can affect blood sugar. One way stress affect blood sugar and having a direct effect on it, is as with the stress of a physical illness, prolonged or excessive stress can cause the body to produce hormones that prevent insulin from working properly. That, in turn, increases the blood sugar levels.
Patient was instructed on eyes complications. Diabetes can cause eye problems and may lead to blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher of blindness than people without diabetes. Early detection and treatment of eye problems can save the sight.
Instructed on some potential factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: cigarette smoking, obesity and a sedentary life-style, 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.
Instructed the importance of adopting a lifestyle that controls an episode of Abdominal Aneurysm. Taught the patient how to care for the incision and instruct in case of any sign of infection, severe pain in the abdomen providing the name and telephone number of a physician or nurse.
Patient was educated about Digoxin 0.125 mg 1 tablet oral daily, this medication is used to treat CHF, tachy arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (slows ventricular rate).