Emergency preparedness Teaching 1921
Instructed on emergency preparedness. Planning ahead to ensure adequate care in case of severe weather or natural disaster is imperative. Here are a few key tips that warrant consideration in any elderly person’s disaster plan: Create an emergency contact card listing all of the emergency contact numbers and family information, including a list of doctors and relatives or friends who should be notified in case of injury. Discuss what to do in case of an emergency. Create a “disaster kit” that includes: Water for three days, Non-perishable food for three days (examples include protein and fruit bars, dried fruit, nuts, peanut butter, crackers, canned juices and canned food), plus a manual can opener Battery-operated radio with extra batteries, Flashlight with plenty of extra batteries Change of clothes, plus extra blankets First aid supplies, Prescription medicine list, plus copies of prescriptions Extra eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries, Copies of medical insurance and Medicare cards, Some cash on hand, as a bank or ATM machine may be inaccessible Extra warm clothing
Fall precautions Teaching 1287
Skilled nurse instructed patient on safety measures to avoid injuries and falls such as keeping adequate lighting during the day and night and was educated on proper use of assistive device to prevent falls.
Blood Sugar Teaching 685
Patient was instructed on consequences of consuming alcohol having diabetes. Alcohol disrupts the liver
Cervical Cancer Teaching 1393
The patient was instructed in cervical cancer explaining of type of cancer and the therapeutic or surgical procedures to be performed.
Patient Undergoing Surgery, the patient was reviewed avoid coitus and douching for 2 to 6 weeks after surgery, avoid heavy lifting and vigorous activities.
Patient Undergoing Cryosurgery/Laser Therapy , the patient was taught that perineal drainage is clear and watery initially progressing to a foul-smelling discharge that contains dead cells, reviewed perineal care and hygiene, recommended need for regular Papanicolaou and pelvic examinations.
Patient Undergoing Pelvic Exenteration, the patient was instructed to obtain appropriate supplies for ostomy care, the patient was taught on perineal care explaining the drainage may continue for several month, the patient was reviewed in wound irrigation procedures and application of sanitary pads, avoid prolonged sitting.
COPD Teaching 834
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: fever, chest pain and chills, among others.
Medications precautions Teaching 589
Patient was instructed on list of precautions regarding medications: Keep each drug in its original, labeled container. Make sure labels are legible. Read labels carefully and follow all instructions.
Angina pectoris Teaching 37
Instructed to take nitroglycerin at the first sign of angina, to rest in a lying or sitting position, to maintain a quiet enviroment and to get medical attention.
Hypoglycemia Teaching 1738
Patient and caregiver instructed that low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, pale skin, irritability, dizziness, feeling shaky, or trouble concentrating. Always keep a source of sugar with you in case you have low blood sugar. Sugar sources include fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, and non-diet soda. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.
Diabetes Teaching 95
Instructed in how to list possible causes of high blood sugars: excess food, insufficient insulin, lack of exercise, stress, infection or fever.