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Instructed patient on never walking barefoot to prevent cuts and burns and also to wear sleepers at night when getting up.
Instructed patient that depression is an abnormal and persistent mood state. It is characterized by sadness, melancholy, slowed mental processes and changes in physical patterns such as eating and sleeping.
Instructed that a tracheostomy is used to bypass an upper airway obstruction, prevent aspiration, manage tracheobronchial secretions, or allow for prolonged mechanical ventilation.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: fever, chest pain and chills, among others.
Taught that implementing good body mechanics and using assistive/protective devices is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Taught that the main function of the lungs is to supply oxygen to the blood and to remove carbon dioxide from the blood.
Taught that eating well-balanced meals and avoiding
Instructed on some potential factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: stress, high cholesterol intake and family history of the disease, among others.
SN instructed that the Bumetanide is used to reduce extra fluid in the body ( edema ) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs and abdomen. Bumetanide is a " water pill " ( diuretic ) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra water and salt.
SN instructed patient / caregiver regarding medication Diovan. Explained that diovan is used to treat high blood pressure ( hypertension ) and heart failure. Explained that the high blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems and that this drug works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels, causing them to widen. SN explained to patient / caregiver that side effects of this medication includes dizziness, lightheadedness, tiredness, or blurred vision as your body adjusts to the medication. SN instructed that if any of these effects persist or worsen, to notify doctor immediately.