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Atorvastatin calcium Teaching 92

Atorvastatin is contraindicated during pregnancy because of potential danger to the fetus. To notify prescriber immediately if pregnancy occurs or is suspected.

Medications precautions Teaching 594

Patient was instructed on how to react drug side effects: To lessen dizziness stands up slowly. Sit or lie down at the first sign of dizziness. Go up and down the stairs slowly.

Depression Teaching 608

Patient was instructed on depression as a diabetes complication. Depression can color everything in a person's life. The ability to do everyday activities can become overwhelming, and this includes taking care of diabetes, such as taking medications, eating right and exercising.

Skin Care Teaching 654

Patient was instructed on skin care. Drinks lots of fluids, especially water to keep the skin moist and healthy. To prevent dry skin when the temperature drops, use a room humidifier to add moisture to heated, indoor air.

Blood Sugar Teaching 715

Patient was instructed on control solution - checks test strip for accuracy. The amount of sugar in the control solution is already known. When placed on a test strip, value should match control solution value on bottle, package of strips or package insert with your strips. Check strip - comes with some models to make sure your meter is working. It checks the meter only, not the strips.

Hypoglycemia Teaching 786

Patient was instructed on hypoglycemia. Moderate hypoglycemia often makes people feel short-tempered, nervous, afraid, or confused. The vision may blur. People could also feel unsteady or have trouble walking.

Coronary Artery Disease Teaching 1031

Taught that myocardial infarction and angina pectoris are potential complications of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).

Catheter Teaching 1633

SN instructed patient/CG keep the skin around your biliary catheter dry. You can take showers if you cover the area with plastic wrap. If the area does get wet, dry the skin completely after you shower.

Urinary Tract Infection Teaching 1697

SN instructed patient that water helps flush your urinary tract, make sure you drink plenty of plain water daily. Don't hold it when you need to urinate. Holding it when you need to go can help any bacteria that may be present develop into a urinary tract infection. Wipe from front to back after a bowl movement. This is especially important to help prevent bacteria from the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.

Hydralazine Teaching 2092

SN instructed patient / caregiver that Hydralazine medication relaxes and expands blood vessels and is used to treat high blood pressure ( hypertension ). SN explained to patient / caregiver that side effects of this medication includes: dizziness, drowsiness, headache, constipation, loss of appetite, fatigue and nasal congestion may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. SN explained to patient / caregiver that to avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. SN instructed patient / caregiver to inform doctor if you develop: chest pain, muscle pain, swelling of the hands or feet, yellowing of the eyes / skin, joint pain, a change in the amount of urine. SN explained to patient / caregiver that this drug may cause numbness or tingling of the fingers and toes and that if this occurs, notify doctor. SN explained to patient / caregiver that symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing and should be reported immediately for prompt treatment.