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Instructed to patient to comply with diet, exercises and weight control in order to get the most benefit from the Atenolol.
Instructed patient about Atenolol. How it may be crushed, chewed or swallowed whole; preferably taken with food to prevent gastrointestinal discomfort.
Instructed patient about how a stroke can result from the damage that ongoing high blood pressure causes in the body vessels. If the affected vessel stops supplying blood to the brain, as a result a stroke occurs.
Patient was instructed on skin care. Drinks lots of fluids, especially water to keep the skin moist and healthy. To prevent dry skin when the temperature drops, use a room humidifier to add moisture to heated, indoor air.
Taught that Folic Acid is a B-Complex vitamin needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells.
Taught that exposure to extreme temperatures may constitute as a precipitating factor of Angina Pectoris.
Taught that Osteoarthritis is a degenerative, non-inflammatory joint disease.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of Osteoarthritis, such as: crepitus (creaking or granting upon joint movement), among others.
Instructed caregiver how to prevent Pressure Ulcers for Bed bound patients: Take care of the Skin Inspect the skin at least once every day. Pay attention to any red areas that remain even after changing position.
SN instructed about the Plaquenil. Some people taking this medication over long periods of time or at high doses have developed irreversible damage to the retina of the eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes.