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Cardiac Teaching 181

Instructed in diagnosis of ASHD/CAD. This occurs when there is a narrowing of the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle, restrincting flow of blood.

Emphysema Teaching 1057

Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: avoid or control stress, which can exacerbate disease.

Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1146

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), such as: restlessness, confusion and loss of appetite, among others.

Hypertension Teaching 1234

Instructed on some potential factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: age, race and high sodium intake, among others.

Respiratory infection Teaching 1243

Patient was instructed on respiratory infection. Sometimes accompanied by 'pink eye', muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, muscle weakness, uncontrollable shivering, and loss of appetite, fever and extreme exhaustion are rare during a cold and are more usual in influenza. The symptoms of a cold usually resolve after about one week, but can last up to two.

Atenolol Teaching 1312

SN instructed patient to rise slowly from sitting/supine position, as Atenolol may cause orthostatic hypotension and to avoid sudden discontinuation of this drug, as this may cause rebound hypertension. Patient verbalized understanding of instructions given.

Craniectomy Teaching 1406

The patient was instructed in craniectomy in proper wound management and dressing changes, procedure, frequency of dressing change, and inspection of incision with each dressing change. The patient was advised to avoid scratching sutures and to keep the incision dry. The patient was advised that hair may be shampooed when the sutures are removed but to avoid scrubbing around the suture line. The patient was recommended to avoid using hair dryer until the hair grows back. The patient was taught to avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures of the lower extremities because of possible sensory nerve loss. The patient was instructed to avoid straining during defecation and to avoid constipation through the use of prescribed stool softeners and laxatives. The patient was advised to avoid coughing, sneezing, and nose blowing; if inevitable they must be done with an open mouth to control intracranial pressure.

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Teaching 1499

The patient was instructed in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), intracoronaru stenting that a band-aid over the wound site may be changed and may not be needed after a day or two. The patient was taught that if bleeding does occur at the groin site compression should be applied immediately.

PICC Line Teaching 1828

Instructed patient if you have Fever, chills, tenderness, redness, or pus at the catheter site, Swollen arm, Check your child’s temperature and call the doctor right away.

High blood pressure Teaching 2011

SN instructed patient on high blood pressure. The high blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.