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Instructed in new medication Toprol and in S/E such as fatigue, dizziness, depression, bradycardia, hypotension, heart failure, AV block, nausea, diarrhea, dyspnea and rash.
Instructed patient about hypotensive medications and how they should be taken exactly as prescribed.
Instructed patient about measures to prevent or treat pneumonia: eating well balanced meals, adequate rest, avoiding upper respiratory infections or getting promptly treatment for early symptoms, drinking large amounts of fluids to thin secretions and replace fluid loss, avoiding spread of infections by washing hands and properly dispose of tissues. Avoid smoking; perform coughing and deep breathing exercises.
Instructed patient on the causes of depression, such as, substance abuse, deficiencies in cerebral neurotransmitters, family history of depressive disorders, hormonal imbalances, lack of social support, prior episodes of depression, significant medical problems, and stressful life events.
Patient was instructed on hypertension. Blood pressure is a measure of how hard the blood pushes against the walls of the arteries as it moves through the body. It
Taught that, when taking Levothyroxine, if a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible.
Taught that balancing exercise with rest, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.
SN instruced patient and PCG to rise slowly from a sitting/supine position while taking this drug because Forteo may cause orthostatic hypotension. Patient should sit or lie down if symptoms occurs.
The patient was instructed in steroid therapy corticosteroid therapy in the need to fill-up medicines prescriptions 1 to 2 weeks before the supply runs out and to store medicine in a cool place. The patient was instructed to take oral steroids with milk or antiacids to reduction gastric irritation. The patient was taught that the oral method of the medicine comes in various dosages.
SN instructed that should be call your doctor right away if you notice any of the following signs and symptoms of an infection: Fever ( this is sometimes the only sign of an infection ), chills and sweats, change in cough or a new cough, sore throat or new mouth sore, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stiff neck, burning or pain with urination, unusual vaginal discharge or irritation, increased urination, redness, soreness, or swelling in any area, including surgical wounds and ports, diarrhea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen or rectum, new onset of pain.