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Persantine Teaching 167

Instructed in possible adverse reactions to Persantine, including diarrhea headache, weakness, flushing, dizziness, drop in B/P, nausea, vomiting, and skin rash. Instructed to take with meals if GI distress occurs and to watch for signs of bleeding.

Diabetes Teaching 364

Instructed patient about the management of infections: bathing everyday with a mild soap and lukewarm water, applying lotion to keep skin moist, wearing gloves when working outside, always wearing shoes and treating injuries promptly by cleaning with soap and water.

Fall precautions Teaching 432

Patient and caregiver instructed that in the event of a power outage flashlights and new batteries should be placed by their bedside.

Folic Acid Teaching 938

Taught that Folic Acid helps to relieve symptoms such as unusual tiredness and diarrhea that can occur with some types of anemia.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1198

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Osteoarthritis, such as: crepitus (creaking or granting upon joint movement), among others.

Lovenox Teaching 1419

Patient instructed to report any sings/symptoms of bleeding. Patient verbalized understanding of instructions given.

Multiple Sclerosis Teaching 1479

The patient was instructed in multiple sclerosis disseminated sclerosis in the need to control bath water temperature because of the loss of sense of temperature. The patient was advised to evade persons with upper respiratory infections. The patient was recommended to get suitable devices like assistive aids for ambulation and self-care. The patient was advised to use incontinence pads.

Tracheostomy Teaching 1854

Instructed patient on signs and symptoms that indicate a need for suctioning include: Seeing mucus in the opening of the trach tube or hearing mucus in the airway Increased respiratory rate or effort Retractions (which is seen when the skin between the ribs pulls in while breathing.

Xifaxan Teaching 1961

SN instructed patient that Xifaxan is used for cessation of traveler's diarrhea and the reduction in risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy. Side effects are dizziness and peripheral edema. SN instructed patient to take rifaximin as directed and to complete therapy, even if feeling better. Caution patient to stop taking rifaximin if diarrhea symptoms get worse, persist more than 24–48 hr or are accompanied by fever or blood in the stool. Consult health care professional if these occur. Advise patient not to treat diarrhea without consulting health care professional. May occur up to several weeks after discontinuation of medication. Caution patient to avoid driving and other activities requiring alertness until response to medication is known.

Bystolic Teaching 2068

Sn instructed patient about Bystolic. This is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called “beta blockers.” The most common side effects people taking Bystolic report are headache, fatigue ( tiredness ), dizziness ( if you feel dizzy, sit or lie down and tell your doctor right away ), diarrhea, nausea, insomnia ( difficulty falling or staying asleep ), chest pain, bradycardia ( slow heartbeat ), dyspnea ( shortness of breath ), rash, and peripheral edema ( leg swelling due to fluid retention ). Other possible side effects include masking ( hiding ) the symptoms of low blood sugar and hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid ), especially a fast heartbeat. Tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing while taking Bystolic. Patient verbalized fair understanding .