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Diabetes Teaching 15

Instructed in storage and disposal of equipment: check expiration date, keep spare bottle in refrigerator, do not change brand, match syringe type.

Diabetes Teaching 359

Instructed patient to avoid alcohol consumption while taking DM medications as it may cause dangerous reactions.

Osteoporosis Teaching 506

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. As you make changes, continue with your food diary. Set a weekly goal as you add or change what you are eating. For example, this week make it your goal to order a salad instead of french fries, add vegetables to your pizza, or bring a yogurt to work every day.

Stress Teaching 780

Patient was instructed on how stress can affect blood sugar. Stress can affect blood sugar in two ways: when under heavy stress, it is easy to abandon the usual routine, eating fewer healthy foods, in that sense, stress indirectly causes the blood sugar to rise.

Hypertension Teaching 1233

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: blurring of vision, fatigue and nosebleeds, among others.

Seroquel Teaching 1336

Particularly during the first few days of therapy, seroquel can cause low blood pressure, with accompanying dizziness, fainting, and rapid heartbeat.

Burns Teaching 1411

The patient was instructed in burns and its classification. The patient was advised that the curative process with new skin progress is expected in 6 weeks with mature healing within 6 to 12 months, depending on the extended of injury. The patient was taught to care of healed burns, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, harsh detergent, fabric softeners etc., avoid contact with persons with infections especially upper respiratory infections. The patient was recommended to obtain medical supplies for dressing and any special assistive devices for home care management. The patient was encouraged in the importance of physiotherapy to assist in the exercise regimen and water exercises to maintain limb mobility.

Colostomy Teaching 1712

Instructed patient call doctor if increase pain in the abdomen or the incision,fever, redness or drainage of the incision, irritation, or redness , or drainage of the incision, change bowel habits, such as:diarrhea, or constipation or skin irritation.

Cast care Teaching 1729

SN instructed patient about cast care: keep the cast clean and avoid getting dirt or sand inside the cast. Do not apply powder or lotion on or near the cast. Cover the cast when eating, do not place anything inside the cast, even for itchy areas. Sticking items inside the cast can injure the skin and lead to infection. Using a hair dryer on the cool setting may help soothe itching, do not pull the padding out from inside your cast.

Prednisone Teaching 1986

SN instructed patient that Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. It is used for many different indications including: Pericarditis, multiple sclerosis, nephrotic syndrome, to relieve the effects of shingles, lupus, myasthenia gravis, poison oak exposure, meniere's disease and as part of a drug regimen to prevent rejection after organ transplant. Possible side effect may include: Abdominal pain, peptic ulcer, painful hips or shoulders, steroid-induced osteoporosis, stretch marks, osteonecrosis - same as avascular necrosis, insomnia, severe joint pain, cataracts or glaucoma, anxiety, black stool, stomach pain or bloating, severe swelling among others. Take prednisone as ordered.