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Instructed patient about the importance of identifying current problems and/or stressors in order to receive treatment.
Patient and/or caregiver instructed to clean any spilled or splashed grease on the kitchen floor immediately to prevent accidents.
Instructed on the importance, when taking Labetalol, of do not stopping abruptly its intake as some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped.
Taught that, in Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), the decrease in the amount of blood pumped with each heart contraction causes an increase in circulatory pressure.
Taught that activity intolerance is an alteration in the ability to tolerate increased physical activity.
Patient was educated about potassium 10 meq 1 tablet oral daily and it's side effects such as: confusion, restlessness, weakness, abdominal pain , diarrhea , flatulence , nausea , vomiting, and the importance to notified immediately nurse/ agency/ doctor/ 911 if any of this persist.
Patient was educated to follow an adequate diet, high in vegetables cereals and increase the sugar free liquid intake as tolerated and recommended by MD to avoid constipation, also take medication as order, Docusate Ca 240 mg 1 tab PO PRN for constipation.
SN instructed patient if PICC line accidentally comes out place a sterile gauze pad on the site and press firmly until the bleeding has stopped ( 2 o 5 minutes ), after the bleeding stops, apply antibiotic ointment and a bandage snugly, then call your nurse or doctor
Instructed patient contact your doctor immediately if you have a fever, chills, redness, bleeding, irregular heart beat, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or dizziness. Report redness, swelling, increased drainage or excessive pain at the surgical incision.
SN instructed patient to always assess wound dry sterile dressing when removed for any symptoms / signs of infection, such as increase drainage amount, any odor, drainage color, etc . Check your temperature once or twice a day. Report any fever or increase pain.