Hyperthermia Teaching 1616
SN instructed on hyperthermia. Explained that hyperthermia is when the body's core temperature is below the normal and one start to shiver tremendously which and can turn worse into a glassy stare, pale in color, even frost bite, also altered mental status if severe enough. If by chance pt or any loved one was to start experiencing this, and if in wet clothes, one must get out of them into warm dry clothes. Gradually start warming the body with blankets and avoid giving any liquids if in the stage of altered mental state, due to possibility of person going unconscious. Never give person alcohol, or anything with caffeine. Skin to skin contact can help bring ones body temperature up. If frost bit occurs, one can warm body part usually fingers and toes up in warm to hot water up to 110degrees by soaking for awhile, if person is going to moved out of warm place do not re-warm feet just apply 4x4's in-between toes to avoid them sticking to each other.
Potassium Teaching 1549
Patient/caregiver was educated about potassium 20 meq 1 tab po daily this medication was order to treat possible potassium depletion induced by furosemide action.
Angina pectoris Teaching 55
Instructed in recognizing signs and symptoms of angina pectoris such as chest pain, anxiety, indigestion, sweating and shortness of breath.
Lamictal Teaching 924
Taught that Lamictal is an anticonvulsant that is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Skin Care Teaching 650
Patient was instructed on skin care. Keep the skin clean and dry. When bathing or showering, use warm water and a mild, moisture-containing soap. After washing, make sure to rinse and dry the body well. (Pat the skin dry, do not rub). Check places where water can collect such as under the arms, between the legs and between the toes.
Sulfaprim Teaching 33
Instructed in new medication Sulfaprim and in S/E such as headache, mental depression, aseptic meningitis, tinnitus, apathy, seizures, hallucinations, ataxia, nervousness, fatigue, vertigo, insomnia, thrombophlebitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anorexia, stomatitis, pancreatitis, pseudomembranous colitis, toxic nephrosis with oliguria and anuria, crystalluria, hematuria, interstitial nephritis, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, megaloblastic anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, hemolytic anemia, jaundice, hepatic necrosis, arthralgia, myalgia, muscle weakness, pulmonary infiltrates, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, generalized skin eruption, toxic epidermal necrolysis, exfoliative dermatitis, photosensitivity, urticaria, pruritus, hypersensitivity reactions, serum sickness, drug fever and anaphylaxis.
Diabetes Teaching 901
Instructed on the importance of having her feet inspected on a daily basis, as directed by MD.
Cirrhosis Teaching 1398
The patient was instructed in cirrhosis to avoid using soap. The patient was advised to use moisturizers and antipruritic lotions. The patient was reviewed to minimize the risk of bleeding by not straining during defecation, blowing the nose forcefully, or using razor blades or hard-bristled toothbrushes. The patient was recommended the importance of abstaining from alcohol.
Tracheostomy Teaching 1851
Instructed patient sterile technique includes: Hand washing, Wearing sterile gloves. Using a new trach tube, inner cannula, and trach tie. Using sterile water (new bottle or bag every 24 hours). Discarding suction catheters after each use.