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Instructed to take all medications at the times indicated. Instructed to read the label and follow your health-care provider's instructions.
Instructed in wound care per MD order using aseptics technique.
Instructed in the importance of alerting any medical or dental personnel that client is taking Coumadin.
Patient was instructed on measures to decrease fat in diet, such as foods should be baked, broiled, or boiled instead of fried. Trim visible fat from meats and remove skin from poultry. Substitute fish or chicken for beef, pork or lamb. Use skim milk instead of whole milk.
Patient was instructed on leg edema. Swollen feet and legs, referred to medically as leg edema, occur when fluid is retained in the spaces between body cells. As leg edema typically affects the feet, ankles and lower legs, but can also impact any areas of the body, causing systemic symptoms.
Patient was instructed on passive range of motion exercises, also called ROM exercises. ROM exercises can be active o passive. Active ROM is done when a person can do the exercises by himself. Active-assisted ROM is done by a person and a helper. Passive ROM exercises are done for a person by a helper. The helper does the ROM because the person cannot do them by himself.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding/reducing exposure to crowds in order to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
Taught that history of diabetes, cardiac disease and renal disease are potential factors of cerebrovascular accident (stroke).
Taught that low back pain and rectal pressure may constitute as signs/symptoms of constipation.
Taught that the lungs are two sac-like organs located in the chest cavity.