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Instructed patient about the importance of having basic hurricane supplies. Water, can food, yogurt, batteries, and corded phone should be at hand in case of hurricane ocurrence.
Instructed patient to increase liquids intake during Allopuriniol treatment.
Place the call bell where your patient can easily reach it.
Instructed on Anemia. Pernicious anemia is a disease where large, immature circulate in the blood, and do not function as blood cells; it is a disease caused by impaired uptake of vitamin B-12 due to the lack of intrinsic factor in the gastric mucosa.
Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Get enough vitamin D. Getting enough vitamin D, along with sufficient calcium, is one of the first steps toward preventing or reducing the effects of osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Usually two minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to satisfy the body's vitamin D requirement.
Patient was instructed that diabetes can damage many parts of the body, including the mouth and teeth. Diabetes increases the risk of gum disease, cavities and tooth loss, dry mouth and a variety of oral infections.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoarthritis, such as: poor body posture and metabolic or endocrine abnormalities, among others.
Taught that Hyzaar can infrequently raise or lower the potassium blood levels, which, in turn, rarely can cause serious side effects such as muscle weakness/cramping and/or very slow heartbeats.
Patient instructed in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the heart vessels become narrow, which decreases the blood flow to the heart muscle. The narrowing of the heart vessels can be caused by plaque build-up from high cholesterol, fat, and calcium. The decrease in blood flow decreases the oxygenation of the heart muscle and leads to heart damage.
Instructed patient Lifting: You should not put too much strain on your sternum while it is healing. Avoid lifting, pushing, or pulling anything heavier than 10 pounds for six weeks after surgery. This includes carrying children, groceries,suitcases, mowing the grass, vacuuming, and moving furniture. Don’t hold your breath during any activity, especially when lifting anything or when using the rest