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Patient was instructed on respiratory infection, usually known as the common cold, is a highly contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, It is the most common infectious disease in humans. Common symptoms are sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and coughing.
Patient was instructed on supplies that will use for blood glucose meter - reads blood sugar Test strip - collects blood sample. Lancet or small needle -fits into lancing device, pricks finger, and provides small drop of blood for glucose strip. Lancing device - pricks finger when button is pressed. Most devices have dials to select how deep the needle goes into the skin. Start with middle depth. If get more blood than needed, dial the number down so the lancet does not go as deep. If get less blood, dial the number up so lancet goes deeper. Alcohol wipes or soap and water - to clean fingers or other testing site.
Instructed on the need/importance of wearing shoes that are clean and fit properly.
Instructed on some potential complications of Osteoporosis, such as: fractures and kyphosis (humpback), among others.
Instructed on some potential complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), such as: damage to such organs as liver, kidney and/or brain, among others.
SN emphasize to patient the importance of adhering to the prescribed rate, as infusing too rapidly may cause hypotensive symptoms. Patient verbalized understanding of instructions given.
The patient was instructed in myasthenia gravis in finding required helpful equipment and procedures as the disease progresses. The patient was advised to use an eye patch over the affected eye or an ice-covered lens to improve vision if diplopia continues. The patient was taught to put on artificial tears to keep the corneas humid and free of abrasions.
Instructed caregiver A.L.F's staff on relieving and preventing patient's leg edema. The first line of defense is: leg elevation. Elevate legs above the level of the heart which puts minimal pressure on the back of the knees and thighs and lower back. Other help to decrease swelling is limiting salt intake, drink plenty of water, avoid sitting with the feet dependent.
Sn instructed patient about that the Restoril should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. This medicine should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.
SN instructed patient / caregiver on medication Flomax. SN explained that Flomax is indicated for urinary retention such as the case in people who have prostate enlargement. SN explained that side effects of Flomax includes arthralgia, dizziness, flushing, headache, nausea and vomiting. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing persistent urinary retention and if experiencing the side effects of this medication persistently.