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Instructed patient about the damage that high blood pressure can cause to the vessels walls. Fat and cholesterol collect in the damage spots forming a plaque. Blood cells stick to the plaque, forming a mass called a clot. A clot can block blood flow in the vessel.
Instructed patient about skin infection signs, such as redness, skin breakdown, discharge, and blisters with purulent exudates. Contact MD immediately if any of these symptoms appear.
Patient was instructed that diabetes can damage many parts of the body, including the mouth and teeth. Diabetes increases the risk of gum disease, cavities and tooth loss, dry mouth and a variety of oral infections.
Instructed patient to install light switches at both the top and bottom of stairways.
SN advised patient on some serious adverse effect of Lovenox such as: atrial fibrillation, heart failure, skin necrosis, hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, paraplegia, and pneumonia.
The patient was instructed on the consequences of chemotherapy and how it affects your body, and that is not related to cancer, the side effects it produces. Some common side effects of chemotherapy are low white blood cell count, low red blood cell count, platelets account, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, among others.
Skilled nurse teaching how patient performed colostomy care , washed the stoma itself and the skin around the stoma with soft paper towels, mild soap and water. Measured the stoma, cut out the opening, removed the paper back and set it aside. Finally hold the punch with the sticky side toward your body. Center the opening on the stoma , then press firmly abdomen for 30 seconds.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Bactrim. Bactrim is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, ear infections, enteritis, pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, and episodes of difficulty breathing in people with chronic bronchitis. Serious allergic reactions, such as skin rash, sore throat, fever, joint pain, cough, shortness of breath, paleness, or yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes. Low platelet levels that may be life-threatening, but usually go back to normal within a week of stopping treatment with Bactrim. Watery and bloody stools.
Skilled nurse monitored blood pressure on patient and assess medication Instructed patient diet: early after a cardiac event, while you are still in the hospital. This phase usually includes light supervised exercise such as walking the halls and stair climbing.
SN instructed patient / caregiver on medication Clonazepam. Explained that this medication is a benzodiazepines and it works to manage panic disorder as well as muscle convulsions and neuralgias. Explained that the side effects include behavioral changes, drowsiness, increased secretions, palpitations, constipation, ataxia and dependence. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if fever, clay colored stools, yellowing of skin, or behavioral changes occur.