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Instructed in new medication Wellbutrin to manage depression. In addition, warned of possible S/E such as headache, seizures, anxiety, confusion, delusions, euphoria, hostility, impaired sleep quality, insomnia, sedation, tremor, akinesia, akathisia, agitation, dizziness, fatigue, syncope, fever, arrhythmias, hypertension, hypotension, palpitations, tachycardia, auditory disturbances, blurred vision, dry mouth, taste disturbance, increased appetite, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, impotence, menstrual complaints, urinary frequency, urine retention, weight loss, weight gain, arthritis, pruritus, rash, cutaneous temperature disturbance, excessive diaphoresis, chills and decreased libido. Advised to avoid prolonged sun exposure and to use sun block.
Instructed patient to cut the toenails straight across and file the edges, don't rip off hangnails.
Patient was instructed on foot complications. People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage in the feet or when blood flow is poor. The protection of the feet is very important.
Instructed on proper method of medication intake, as many people taking prescription medications do not follow their doctors' instructions.
Taught that Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a syndrome in which the heart is unable to pump an adequate supply of blood to meet the oxygen and nutritional needs of the body.
The patience was advised the effect stress can have on hormone levels. Instructed patient how to administer a hydrocortisone (IM) injection in case of adrenal crisis. Encouraged other methods of dealing with stressful events (relaxation techniques, diversional activities.
Patient was educated to follow an adequate diet, high in vegetables cereals and increase the sugar free liquid intake as tolerated and recommended by MD to avoid constipation, also take medication as order, Docusate Ca 240 mg 1 tab PO PRN for constipation.
SN reviewed patients medication with primary caregiver and instruct on medication compliance to better control the patients disease process. SN refilled patient’s medication box for daily routine implementation during visit. SN informed M.D. of patients elevated blood pressure and no new orders received, SN was advised to continue with patients current regimen.
SN instructed patient / caregiver about Bethanechol. Sometimes given orally or subcutaneously to treat urinary retention resulting from general anesthetic, diabetic neuropathy of the bladder, or a side effect of antidepressants or to treat gastrointestinal atony (lack of muscular tone). Adverse reaction are rare following oral administration of Bethanechol, but are more common following subcutaneous injection. Adverse reactions are more likely to occur when dosage is increased. Adverse reactions that have been observed: Body as a Whole: malaise; Digestive: abdominal cramps or discomfort, colicky pain, nausea and belching, diarrhea, borborygmi, salivation; Renal: urinary urgency; Nervous System: headache; Cardiovascular: a fall in blood pressure with reflux tachycardia, vasomotor response; Skin: flushing producing a feeling of warmth, sensation of heat about the face, sweating; Respiratory: bronchial constriction, asthmatic attacks; Special Senses: lacrimation, miosis.
SN instructed that the blood glucose monitors or glucose meters are devices individuals with diabetes use to monitor their blood sugar levels daily. Glucose meters give readings within five seconds of applying the test strip to a blood sample. For accurate readings, it is important to calibrate the blood glucose meter. Calibrating a meter is making sure the meter has the correct code to match the test strip. Some meters code automatically. Others, you must code or calibrate manually.