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Instructed in measures important in foot care of the diabetic: wear shoes that support and fit properly, wear socks that are clean and fit properly, avoid going barefooted, etc.
Instructed in proper skin care, focusing on areas prone to abnormalities.
Patient was instructed about feet wash with warm - not hot
Instructed on the importance of decreasing cholesterol intake as a measure aimed to reducing the risk of developing atherosclerosis.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), such as: frequent urination and excessive thirst, among others.
Taught the patient how to care of wound and dressing changes. The patient was instructed to care for drains if he/she was discharged with them. The patient was advised to avoid lifting anything over 10 pounds for the first 6 weeks.
SN assessment done on all body systems. Checked blood sugar daily monitoring on patient's log book, hydration, dietary, and medication compliance. Instructed patient on keeping blood glucose within normal range and preventing the development of long-term complication. Careful monitoring of diet, exercise and blood sugar levels are as important as the use of oral medications in preventing complications of diabetes. Also taught infection control, safety/fall precautions and preventions, and to contact MD for any emergency and/or medical concerns and changes.
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.
instructed patient about importance of taking all her/his prescribed medications at the same time each day in order to get the most benefits is to prevent further hospitalizations. Instructed patient about manage hidr Blood Pressure, High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. The longer it's left untreated, the more serious its complications can become. We have a complete suite of tools to help you learn and manage the risks to your health from high blood pressure.
SN instructed patient about Jackson Pratt care. The JP drain removes fluids by creating suction in the tube. The bulb is squeezed flat and connected to the tube that sticks out of your body. The bulb expands as it fills with fluid. SN instructed patient use soap and water or saline ( saltwater ) solution to clean your JP drain site. Dip a cotton swab or gauze pad in the solution and gently clean your skin.