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Potassium Teaching 144

Instructed that excess Potassium may cause extreme muscle weakness and insufficient Potassium may cause muscle cramps, especially of lower extremities. Instructed to notify MD should any of these symptoms occur.

Hurricane Teaching 227

Instructed patient not to go outside during hurricane conditions. If a safe place to stay is not available consider going to a shelter in advance.

Hurricane Teaching 228

Instructed patient to be informed (watch TV, listen to radio news) before, during, and after a hurricane. Use common sense.

Vomiting Teaching 294

Instructed patient on S/S of high blood pressure, such as, fatigue, palpitations, dizziness, headaches, nosebleeds, blurring of vision.

Pacemaker Teaching 302

Instructed patient on how the pacemaker most commonly corrects abnormally slow heartbeat. It achieves that by electrically stimulating the heart to maintain a sufficient predetermined heart rate. On occasions a pacemaker may also be used to correct abnormally rapid heartbeat.

Mouth care Teaching 571

Patient was instructed on a healthy mouth. Tooth damage. An invisible film of bacteria, saliva and food particles (dental plaque) normally cover teeth. The bacteria feed on the sugars and starches in the foods and beverages consumed and produce acids that damage the hard enamel coating the teeth. Damage from this acid increases the risk of tooth decay (cavities).

Osteoporosis Teaching 1125

Instructed on the importance of avoiding caffeine and alcohol intake as a measure aimed to managing/controlling Osteoporosis.

Endometriosis Teaching 1435

The patient was instructed in endometriosis and to deal with a future hysterectomy. The patient was taught pain management offering alternative methods to deal with chronic pain

Cardiac Teaching 1965

A cardiac diet, as the name suggests, is often prescribed for patients who have a history of heart related problems / diseases. The cardiac diet is a healthy eating plan prepared to counter diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart attack and so on. Even if a person does not suffer from a heart condition it is advisable to follow this diet as a preventive measure. Some Basic Facts about the Cardiac Diet The following are some basic facts that determine the cardiac diet. Consumption of Foods that Contain Healthy Fats Healthy Fats. Two types of fat that can be beneficial for the body are polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are found in foods such as: leafy green vegetables nuts seeds fish Monounsaturated fats are said to decrease the levels of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body. They are found in foods such as: Milk products avocado olives nuts Unhealthy Fats: One should avoid the consumption of trans fat and saturated fats. Trans fat increase the level of bad cholesterol in the body. They are often found in: packaged food items that are fried in some of the foods sold in fast food restaurants Although they help to increase the shelf life of a product they are very harmful for the body. Saturated fats are found in foods such as: cream cheese butter ghee coconut oil

Vesicare Teaching 1980

SN instructed patient that Vesicare (solifenacin) reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract. It is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, and incontinence ( urine leakage) . The most common side effect of solifenacin are dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation. As all anticholinergics ,it may rarely cause hyperthermia due to decreased perspiration.