Heart Surgery Teaching 1845
Instructed patient call your doctor or nurse if: You have chest pain or shortness of breath that does not go away when you rest. You have pain in and around your incision that does not continue to get better at home.Your pulse feels irregular it is very slow (fewer than 60 beats a minute) or very fast (over 100 to 120 beats a minute).
Gentamycin Teaching 1522
SN instructed patient and caregiver to maintain adequate fluid intake and avoid dehydration during drug therapy, as this may increase risk for toxicity. Caregiver verbalized understanding of instructions given.
Osteoporosis Teaching 1115
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: decreased estrogen levels in post-menopausal women.
Carvedilol Teaching 1690
Carvedilol is used to treat heart failure (condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to all parts of the body) and high blood pressure. It also is used to treat people whose hearts cannot pump blood well as a result of a heart attack. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:tiredness, weakness, lightheadedness, dizziness, headache.
Mouth care Teaching 572
Patient was instructed on Gum disease. Dental plaque can cause many problems if not removed from the teeth with regular brushing and flossing. It hardens under the gum line into a substance called tartar or calculus. Tartar irritates the gums and causes gingivitis. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.
Aspirin Teaching 1607
Instructed patient/caregiver on general precautions while taking aspirin: take with food, milk, or large glass of water to decrease gastric symptoms. (Enteric coated or buffered may be better tolerated.); avoid alcohol due to possible internal bleeding; only take the recommended amount; use cautiously with Asthma; observe and report s/s of bleeding (easy bruising, bleeding gums, black stools); discard medications if vinegar odor is present; do not take antacids due to decreased effectiveness; avoid chewing or crushing enteric coated.
Calcium Teaching 1331
Normal intake of protein, fats and acidic food help calcium absorption, however high levels of these same sources increase calcium loss.
Midline Teaching 1814
Instructed patient about Midline activities to avoid do not lift heavy items or do very hard
exercise, such as shoveling. Do not use sharp objects near the catheter to avoid cutting or damaging it. Remind caregivers
not to check your blood pressure or give needles in the arm where the catheter is placed.
HTN-stroke Teaching 318
Instructed patient about how a stroke can result from the damage that ongoing high blood pressure causes in the body vessels. If the affected vessel stops supplying blood to the brain, as a result a stroke occurs.
Lung Cancer Teaching 1474
The patient was instructed in lung cancer the importance of evading persons with higher respiratory area infections. The patient was advised that after release should evade heavy lifting. The patient was instructed in examine radiation places daily. The patient was advised in skin precaution, including care of color markings and the need to evade use of soap and other ointments. The patient was instructed to evade close-fitting or compressing clothing around the radiation place. The patient was advised that weakness and other side effects begin during the first week of therapy and slowly disappear 2 to 4 weeks after therapy ends.