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Depression Teaching 16

Instructed in the depression's symptoms such as constant feelings of sadness, irritability or tension, decreased interest or pleasure in usual activities or hobbies,loss of energy, feeling tired despite lack of activity, a change in appetite with significant weight loss or weight gain, difficulty sleeping, early morning awakening or sleeping too much, restlessness or feeling slowed down decreased ability to make decisions or concentrate, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt, thoughts of suicide or death.

Leg edema Teaching 560

Patient was instructed on symptoms of leg edema. If having leg edema feet and legs will initially appear swollen as the day progresses. After a period of time, however, the swelling will set in first thing in the morning and worsen throughout the day. Over time other symptoms will develop: High blood pressure, headaches, increased urination, palpitations, swollen hands and/or wrists, puffy eyes, weight gain.

Fall precautions Teaching 614

Patient was instructed on measures to prevent falls at home: Keep a cordless phone and a flash light with new batteries by the bed. Walk on the grass when the sidewalks are wet or slippery.

Miscellaneous Teaching 944

Instructed on the importance of avoiding excess sugar and salt.

Miscellaneous Teaching 977

Instructed on the importance of having both her blood sugar level and blood pressure monitored on a daily basis, as directed by MD.

Constipation Teaching 997

Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing constipation, such as: avoid/decrease intake of foods with white sugar, pasta, pastries, cheese and rice.

Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1257

Instructed on some potential complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), such as: damage to such organs as liver, kidney and/or brain, among others.

Cholelithiasis Teaching 1397

The patient was instructed in choleclithiasis, cholecystitis in catheter care. The patient was taught how to empty the bag. The patient was encouraged the need to decrease dietary fat and cholesterol.

Oxygen Teaching 1615

SN instructed patient about oxygen use precautions: Oxygen is a safe gas as long as it is used properly. Do not store your oxygen system near any heat sources or open flames. Do not smoke or allow others to smoke in the same room as your oxygen system, sparks from a cigarette could cause facial burns. Post “No Smoking” signs in the room where your oxygen is kept.

Heart Surgery Teaching 1896

Instructed patient contact your doctor immediately if you have a fever, chills, redness, bleeding, irregular heart beat, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or dizziness. Report redness, swelling, increased drainage or excessive pain at the surgical incision.