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General information Teaching 50

Instructed in the importance of including more fiber in diet if not contraindicate. Instructed to take fresh fruit, cooked or stewed fruits, green vegetables, root vegetables and whole grain food.

Oxygen Teaching 57

Instructed in signs and symptoms of lack of oxigen (hypoxemia) such as fast heartrate, rise in pulse and blood pressure, shortness of breath, headache, restlessness and anxiousness, confusion, lethargy, agitation, drop in heartrate and blood pressure as condition progressess, cyansis and others.

Glucovance Teaching 112

Instructed in new medication Glucovance to improve glycemic control in patients with type-two diabetes whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled with diet and exercise alone. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as headache, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, or upper respiratory tract infection. Instructed to take one daily with breakfast and, if twice daily, then at breakfast and dinner. Stop drug and tell prescriber of unexplained hyperventilation, myalgia, malaise, unusual somnolence, or other symptoms of early lactic acidosis. GI symptoms are common with initial drug therapy but GI symptoms that occur after prolonged therapy may be related to lactic acidosis or other serious disease and should be reported promptly. Instructed not to take any other drugs, including OTC drugs, without checking with prescriber.

General information Teaching 473

Patient was instructed on list of precautions regarding food, such as, don

Pain Management Teaching 669

Patient was instructed on the several structures involved in pain transmission, such as nerve ending: located throughout the body, externally in the skin and internally in the body

Breathing Teaching 678

Patient was instructed on irregular breathing. Irregular breathing will hamper the purification process and cause waste products to remain in circulation. Digestion will then become irregular, leaving tissues and organs undernourished. Improper oxygen consumption will thus ultimately lead to fatigue and heightened anxiety states.

Angina pectoris Teaching 1136

Taught that emotional stress may constitute as a precipitating factor of Angina Pectoris.

Diabetes Teaching 1226

Instructed on some potential factors of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), such as: lack of exercise, stress and infection and/or fever, among others.

Gastroenteritis Teaching 1445

The patient was instructed in gastroenteritis obtaining appropriate supplies, such as oral glucose electrolyte solutions. The patient was taught in defensive actions, like wash hands before eating and after toileting, drink pasteurized milk and chlorinated water; maintain foods at the appropriate hot or cold temperatures. The patient was advised that gastroenteritis is transmissible although the organisms are present in the feces.

Hypertension Teaching 1762

Instructed that medication Spironolactone is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat swelling (edema) caused by certain conditions (e.g., congestive heart failure) by removing excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems. Instructed that common side effects include, Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or headache.