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Instructed in S/S of complications associated with CHF, including bounding pulse, decreased urinary output, increased SOB, increased edema and sudden weight gain.
Instructed patient on the reason why patients with an internal pacemaker must avoid extraneous activities.
Patient was instructed on how stress can affect blood sugar. One way stress affect blood sugar and having a direct effect on it, is as with the stress of a physical illness, prolonged or excessive stress can cause the body to produce hormones that prevent insulin from working properly. That, in turn, increases the blood sugar levels.
Taught that Lamictal may be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in people aged 18 and older.
Taught that, in Emphysema, there is an enlargement and loss of elasticity of the alveoli resulting in decreased air exchange and air trapping.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoporosis, such as: family history of the disease and inadequate dietary intake, among others.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding caffeine and alcohol intake as a measure aimed to managing/controlling Osteoporosis.
Skilled nurse assess patient for S/S of complication related to diagnostic. Instructed caregiver about your Foley catheter daily Care: Keep the skin and catheter clean. Clean the skin around your catheter at least once each day. Clean the skin area and catheter after every bowel movement. Call the patient MD if: you cannot get the catheter to drain urine into the bag, the catheter comes out or it is leaking, the urine is thick and cloudy. Your urine has mucus, red specks, or blood in it. Urine with blood in it may appear pink or red. the urine has a strong (bad) smell, No urine has drained from the catheter in 6 to 8 hours, have pain or burning in your urethra, bladder, abdomen, or lower back, have shaking chills or your temperature is over 101° F (38.3° C).
SN instructed patient to recognize signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, although it is frequently asymptomatic, like blurring of vision, fatigue, nose bleeds and chest pain. If symptoms continue go to ER, or call 911.
SN instructed on Morphine. This is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short - acting formulations are taken as needed for pain. You should not take morphine if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus. Morphine can slow or stop your breathing. Never use this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not crush, break, or open an extended - release pill. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose. Morphine may be habit - forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Take morphine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.