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Diabetes Teaching 123

Instructed in measures important in management of diabetes mellitus: follow prescribed diabetic diet, see physician, dentist, and eye doctor regulary, take medications as ordered, exercise regularly.

Diabetes Teaching 196

Instructed in accurate preparation of insulin syringes using aseptics techniques.

Diabetes Teaching 382

Instructed patient to contact physician or go to an emergency room if symptoms of high blood sugar occur.

Foot care Teaching 630

Patient was instructed about to tell the doctor about any changes in sensation in the toes, feet, or legs. Speak up if note pain, tingling, a pins-and-needles feeling, numbness, or any other unusual signs - even if it seems trivial to the patient. Further teaching is needed.

Constipation Teaching 1002

Instructed on some potential complications of constipation, such as: valsalva maneuver (may be caused by straining, causing a slowed pulse, decreased blood return and increased venous pressure).

Pain Management Teaching 1376

The patient was advised to avoid lifting/stooping in order to decrease back pain. The patient was encouraged to avoid or stop smoking (nicotine decreases diskal circulation).

Cataract Surgery Teaching 1416

The patient was instructed in cataract surgery need to wear an eye shield at night for 2 to 6 weeks to avoid eye injury, warn that depth perception may be lost and 50% of peripheral vision will be lost because of the eye patch. The patient was advised to avoid falls by turning the head fully to the affected side to view objects. The patient was taught to use up-and-down head movements to judge stairs and oncoming objects and to move slowly. The patient was recommended to wear dark glasses during the day to avoid pupil constriction and glare.

Heart Failure Teaching 1682

SN instructed patient about Coreg is a beta blocker used for heart failure, hypertension or after a MI. Side effects include dizziness, shortness of breath, slow heart rate, lightheadedness, weight gain, swelling of feet and legs. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.

Lovenox Teaching 1864

SN advised patient don't rub the injection site. This could cause bruising. Don't push air bubbles out of the syringe unless your doctor tells you to. Each syringe comes with air bubbles. Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if: You cough up blood.You vomit blood or what looks like coffee grounds.You pass maroon or very bloody stools.

PICC Line Teaching 1880

Instructed patient The arm with the PICC is at risk for developing blood clots (thrombosis). This is a serious complication. To help prevent it: As much as possible, use the arm with the PICC in it for normal daily activities. Lack of movement can lead to blood clots, so it’s important to move your arm as you normally would. Your health care team may suggest light arm exercises.