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Depression Teaching 18

Instructed that depression may surface with other mood disorders such as seasonal major depression, postpartum depression and bipolar disorder.

Atenolol Teaching 221

Instructed patient about how Atenolol blocks stimulation of receptors within vascular smooth muscle. It also decreases heart rate, decreases comsumption of oxygen by myocardium and it is used to treat hypertension, prophylaxis of angina pectoris, suspected or known myocardial infarction.

Diabetes Teaching 360

Instructed patient on monitoring DM, for example: testing blood sugar levels at least 3 times a day.

Respiratory infection Teaching 503

Patient was instructed about the swine flu. Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person.

Activity Intolerance Teaching 1157

Instructed on some potential factors of decreased tolerance in response to increased physical activity, such as: sedentary life-style and/or prolonged bed rest, among others.

Insulin Teaching 1265

teach patient proper technique and placement of injection

Cast care Teaching 1291

SN advised patient to call doctor immediately if any of the following happen: The cast gets wet, damaged, or breaks, skin or nails on the toes below the cast become discolored, such as blue or gray, skin, or toes below the cast are numb, tingling, or cold, the swelling is more than before the cast was put on, bleeding, drainage, or bad smells come from the cast, and severe or new pain occurs. Patient verbalized understanding of instructions given.

Nitroglycerin Teaching 1674

Patient instructed on Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets usually give relief in 1 to 5 minutes. If the pain is not relieved, you may use a second tablet 5 minutes after you take the first tablet. If the pain continues for another 5 minutes, a third tablet may be used. If you still have chest pain after a total of 3 tablets, contact your doctor or go to a hospital emergency room right away. Do not drive yourself and call 911 if necessary.

Seroquel Teaching 1741

SN instructed patient's CG about Quetiapine (Seroquel), it is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder. Possible SE/AR may include, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, somnolence. Some common adverse effects, high blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, high pulse rate, high blood cholesterol, elevated serum triglycerides, abdominal pain, constipation, increased appetite, vomiting, among others.

Glimepiride Teaching 2090

SN instructed patient / caregiver regarding medication Glimepiride. SN instructed patient / caregiver that Glimepiride is a antidiabetic medication that lowers blood sugar level. SN instructed patient / caregiver to check blood sugar before taking the medication to avoid hypoglycemia. SN explained to patient / caregiver that low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia ) can occur during glimepiride therapy. SN explained that the symptoms of low blood sugar include hunger, nausea, tiredness, perspiration, headache, heart palpitations, numbness around the mouth, tingling in the fingers, tremors, muscle weakness, blurred vision, cold temperature, excessive yawning, irritability, confusion, or loss of consciousness. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing persistence of these side effects.