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Fall precautions Teaching 219

Instructed patient to place a night-light along the route between the bedroom and bathroom.

Hypertension Teaching 497

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Lifestyle changes can help to prevent high blood pressure. These changes are especially important in people who have risk factors for high blood pressure that cannot be changes, including family history, race, or age.

Pain Management Teaching 670

Patient instructed in never ignore numbness or tingling as these sensations are often related to nerve compression, and they may be warning signs indicating serious injury that should always be seen by a physician.

Labetalol Teaching 911

Taught that Labetalol is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Epilepsy Teaching 1063

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of exacerbating Epilepsy, such as: metabolic and nutritional disorders, among others.

Oxygen Teaching 1615

SN instructed patient about oxygen use precautions: Oxygen is a safe gas as long as it is used properly. Do not store your oxygen system near any heat sources or open flames. Do not smoke or allow others to smoke in the same room as your oxygen system, sparks from a cigarette could cause facial burns. Post “No Smoking” signs in the room where your oxygen is kept.

Rheumatoid arthritis Teaching 1662

SN instructed patient about rheumatoid arthritis and how it is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints. It occurs when your immune system mistakenly starts attacking healthy tissue.

HIV Teaching 1739

Instructed patient it's very important for you to take your HIV medicines exactly as directed. Not taking medications correctly may lower the level of immune system defenders called CD4 cells and cause the level of virus in your blood (viral load) to go up.

Lasix Teaching 1937

SN instructed in possible adverse reactions to Lasix, including dehydration, orthostatic hypotension, loss of potassium and other electrolytes, weakness, and fatigue. Lasix is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, and abdomen. This drug is also used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Lasix is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra water and salt.

Lobectomy Care Teaching 2043

SN Instructed patient on Lobectomy Care. You will be able to drink liquids and eat certain foods once your stomach function returns after surgery. 
You may be given ice chips at first. Then you will get liquids such as water, broth, juice and clear soft drinks. If your stomach
 does not become upset, you may then be given soft foods, such as ice cream and applesauce. Once you can eat soft foods easily, you may slowly begin to eat solid foods.