Pain Management Teaching 1745
Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking tramadol. Side effects can this medication cause: Tramadol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: dizziness, weakness, sleepiness,difficulty falling asleep or staying sleep,headache.
Low fat diet Teaching 2008
RN instructed on low fat diet for treatment of high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. RN explained patient to avoid foods that are rich in fat / cholesterol, choose only lean meat and avoid the fat, eat more fish and poultry, have baked / broiled red meats, fish or poultry instead of fried, use low-fat or fat-free milk, try fat-free or low fat cottage cheese or yogurt in place of cream and sour cream, have steamed vegetables and dress salads with lemon juice, fat free mayonnaise or fat free dressing. RN also instructed patient that Atorvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol and is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and therefore it is used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease or other risk factors.
Medications precautions Teaching 1650
SN instructed patient / caregiver that the more you know about any medication you use, the better it is as they can be sure they're using it properly. There are simple safety measures when taking any medication like take each medication exactly as it has been prescribed, make sure that all your doctors know about all your medications, and let your doctors know about any other over the counter (OTC) medications, vitamins and supplements, or herbs that you use as well as any allergies to any medication.
Fall precautions Teaching 436
Patient instructed to breath deeply five or six times after experiencing a fall. In the event of any injuries do not try to get up, call 911 or a family member immediately for assistance.
Compartment Syndrome Teaching 1400
The patient was instructed in compartment syndrome if surgical treatment was performed such as fasciotomy emphasize there is an increased potential for infection. The patient was reviewed in the proper technique for care of the surgical incision and aseptic procedures for dressing changes. The patient was advised to inspect the wound daily to check for increased drainage. The patient was recommended the need for rest and elevation of the extremity postoperatively. The patient was encouraged to use of assistive devices.
Healthy diet Teaching 1938
SN instructed that a healthy diet is a major factor in reducing your risk of heart disease. A healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Most fruits and vegetables are part of a heart-healthy diet. They are good sources of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Most are low in fat, calories, sodium, and cholesterol. Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Choose whole grain foods (such as bread, cereal, crackers, and pasta) for at least half of your daily grain intake. Grain products provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and complex carbohydrates. Eating too many grains, especially refined grain foods (such as white bread, pasta, and baked goods) can cause weight gain. Avoid high-fat baked goods such as butter rolls, cheese crackers, and croissants and cream sauces for pasta. Lean proteins, poultry, seafood, dried peas, lentils, nuts, and eggs are good sources of protein, B vitamins, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. Avoid foods with a lot of saturated fats including animal products such as butter, cheese, whole milk, ice cream, sour cream, lard, and fatty meats such as bacon.
Colostomy Teaching 1885
SN instructed patient instructed patient caregiver how to do Ostomy Care, as follow: Preparing, Applying, and Removing an Ostomy System to make the process easier and more effective, here are several easy steps you and your patients can follow when applying and removing an ostomy system: Remove Use an Adhesive Remover Wipe, Clean Clean & Dry Clean peristomal skin with non-moisturizing or non-oily soap, rinse well with clean water and pat dry, Measure Measure Stoma Place the stoma measuring guide over the stoma, measuring the stoma at the base., Protect use an Adhesive Remover Wipe, Apply New Pouching System/Skin Barrier. Make sure to have a good seal around the stoma.
Diabetes Teaching 1523
Patient is unable to performed insulin injection by herself due to low vision and hand tremors. No caregiver able/willing to do that procedure due to ALF's policies. Nurse will continue search a c/g able and willing to administer insulin to patient.