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Alzheimer's disease Teaching 134

Instructed in measures that are beneficial to patients with Alzheimer's disease: explanation in a slow and simple language, maintaining familiar routine and approaching in a calm and slow manner.

Diabetes Teaching 348

Instructed patient on the use of home glucose monitor to ensure accuracy of results.

Osteoporosis Teaching 508

Patient was instructed on Osteoporosis. Eating healthier means making changes that you can stay with over time. Consistently eating foods that are low in saturated fats and trans fats and that include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats (such as olive oil) will lower your risk for disease.

Diabetes Teaching 799

Patient was instructed on type I diabetes. For people with type I diabetes, taking insulin is crucial. With type I diabetes the body doesn

Peripheral Vascular Disease Teaching 1349

Instructed in possible complication of PVD such as ulcers, cellulites, gangrene, thrombophlebitis, etc.

Diabetes Teaching 1523

Patient is unable to performed insulin injection by herself due to low vision and hand tremors. No caregiver able/willing to do that procedure due to ALF's policies. Nurse will continue search a c/g able and willing to administer insulin to patient.

Lovenox Teaching 1621

SN advised patient should call your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: unusual bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time, unusual bruising, signs of thrombocytopenia (such as a rash or dark spots under the skin), tingling or numbness (especially in the lower limbs), and muscular weakness.

Apresoline Teaching 1733

SN instructed in new medication Apresoline ( Hydralazine ), its uses as a vasodilator to decrease BP and common side effects such as; Headache, anorexia, dizziness, hypotension, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, palpitations, tachycardia, angina pectoris. Patient was instructed on the signs and symptoms of hypotension that may happen in a few seconds or minutes of standing up after been sitting or lying down. It feel like fainting. Signs include: dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, weakness and nausea. Those symptoms go away if sitting or lying down for few minutes until the blood pressure adjusts to normal.

Sodium intake Teaching 1932

Sn instructed that reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure and prevent the collection of fluid in the lower legs or abdomen. People with chronic kidney disease must control sodium intake to prevent volume overload, which increases blood pressure and causes swelling. Food to eat any fresh or frozen beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fish. Eggs and egg substitutes. Low-sodium peanut butter. Dry peas and beans (not canned) drained, water or oil packed canned fish or poultry foods to avoid canned food canned vegetables processed meats salted snacks such as, salted peanuts, salted almonds etc.

Arthropathy Teaching 2020

SN instructed patient on arthropathy: Encouraged frequent changes of position. Assisted patient to move in bed, supporting affected joints above and below, instructed her to avoid jerky movements. Recommend that patient take warm bath or shower upon arising or at bedtime. Apply warm, moist compresses to affected joints several times a day. Monitor water temperature of compress, baths, and so on. Encouraged patient on stress management techniques such as progressive relaxation, biofeedback, visualization, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, and controlled breathing.Verbalized understanding.