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Hurricane Teaching 225

Instructed patient about the importance of having basic hurricane supplies. Water, can food, yogurt, batteries, and corded phone should be at hand in case of hurricane ocurrence.

Allopuriniol Teaching 235

Instructed patient to increase liquids intake during Allopuriniol treatment.

Tracheostomy Teaching 450

Place the call bell where your patient can easily reach it.

Anemia Teaching 459

Instructed on Anemia. Pernicious anemia is a disease where large, immature circulate in the blood, and do not function as blood cells; it is a disease caused by impaired uptake of vitamin B-12 due to the lack of intrinsic factor in the gastric mucosa.

Osteoporosis Teaching 534

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Get enough vitamin D. Getting enough vitamin D, along with sufficient calcium, is one of the first steps toward preventing or reducing the effects of osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Usually two minutes of sun exposure a day is enough to satisfy the body's vitamin D requirement.

Mouth care Teaching 569

Patient was instructed that diabetes can damage many parts of the body, including the mouth and teeth. Diabetes increases the risk of gum disease, cavities and tooth loss, dry mouth and a variety of oral infections.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 859

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoarthritis, such as: poor body posture and metabolic or endocrine abnormalities, among others.

Hyzaar Teaching 919

Taught that Hyzaar can infrequently raise or lower the potassium blood levels, which, in turn, rarely can cause serious side effects such as muscle weakness/cramping and/or very slow heartbeats.

Coronary Artery Disease Teaching 1679

Patient instructed in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the heart vessels become narrow, which decreases the blood flow to the heart muscle. The narrowing of the heart vessels can be caused by plaque build-up from high cholesterol, fat, and calcium. The decrease in blood flow decreases the oxygenation of the heart muscle and leads to heart damage.

Heart Surgery Teaching 1802

Instructed patient Lifting: You should not put too much strain on your sternum while it is healing. Avoid lifting, pushing, or pulling anything heavier than 10 pounds for six weeks after surgery. This includes carrying children, groceries,suitcases, mowing the grass, vacuuming, and moving furniture. Don’t hold your breath during any activity, especially when lifting anything or when using the rest