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Atenolol Teaching 240

Instructed patient about Atenolol. How it may be crushed, chewed or swallowed whole; preferably taken with food to prevent gastrointestinal discomfort.

HTN-stroke Teaching 320

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.

Diabetic Foot Care Teaching 335

Instructed patient on never walking barefoot to prevent cuts and burns and also to wear sleepers at night when getting up.

Hyperglycemia Teaching 730

Patient was instructed on Hyperglycemia. Glucose tolerance progressively declines with age, leading to a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes and post challenge hyperglycemia in the older population. Age-related glucose intolerance in humans is often accompanied by insulin.

Diabetes Teaching 798

Patient was instructed on diabetes. There are 2 types of diabetes. Type I diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. Type II diabetes, the body still makes some insulin but it doesn't make enough, or the body can't use it properly.

Lamictal Teaching 924

Taught that Lamictal is an anticonvulsant that is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

Parkinson Teaching 1035

Taught that lack of dopamine causes the symptoms of Parkinson

Colostomy Teaching 1886

Instructed patient a really important part of planning patients for stomas is to ensure the site is appropriate. Poor siting leads to a stoma which the patient has difficulty in changing and cleaning. This leads to increased risk of skin, and other, complications.

Headache Teaching 1899

SN instructed patient / caregiver on headache which is a pain in any region of the head. SN instructed patient / caregiver that headache can occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a vise -like quality. SN instructed patient / caregiver on that headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull ache. SN instructed patient / caregiver that headache can appear gradually or suddenly. SN instructed patient / caregiver that headache can be triggered by lifestyle factors such alcohol (particularly red wine), certain foods (processed meats that contain nitrates), lack of sleep, poor postures, skipped meals and stress. SN instructed patient / caregiver on emergency preparedness and to encourage to report any new or severe symptoms.

Meclizine Teaching 1944

SN instructed patient that Meclizine is an antihistamine that is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It may also be used to reduce dizziness and loss of balance (vertigo) caused by inner ear problems. SN instructed that drowsiness, dry mouth, and tiredness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.