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Instructed in possible adverse reactions to Verapamil, including, dizziness, headache, fatigue, intermittent decrease in B/P and heart rate, nausea, and constipation.
Instructed patient about the importance of preventing dehydration when sick. This could be avoided drinking non-calorie liquids such as water and diet soft drinks in addition to the normal diet. Eat foods with high amounts of water like fruits and vegetables. Avoid drinks with alcohol. Patient verbalized understanding.
Instructed patient on monitoring DM, for example: testing blood sugar levels at least 3 times a day.
Instructed patient that when on your assessment findings (coarse breath sounds, noisy breathing, and prolonged expiratory sounds) indicate that your airway needs clearing, suction it using sterile technique. Hyperoxygenate him before and after suctioning and between passes to compensate for suctioning-induced hypoxemia.
Patient was instructed on list of precautions regarding food, such as, don
Patient was instructed on pain management. Acute pain such as occurs with trauma, often has a reversible cause and may require only transient measures and correction of under lying problem. In contrast, chronic pain often results from conditions that are difficult to diagnose and treat.
Instructed on the importance of using joint protection principles in all activities of daily living.
Instructed patient stay active during your recovery. Be sure to start slowly and increase your activity little by little,do not stand or sit in the same spot for too long. Move around a little bit. Walking is a good exercise for the lungs and heart. Take it slowly at first.
Instructed patient sterile technique includes: Hand washing, Wearing sterile gloves. Using a new trach tube, inner cannula, and trach tie. Using sterile water (new bottle or bag every 24 hours). Discarding suction catheters after each use.
SN instructed patient / caregiver that Aldactone is a potassium - sparing diuretic ( water pill ) that prevents the body from absorbing too much salt and keeps potassium levels from getting too low, treating congestive heart failure. SN instructed patient / caregiver to take Aldactone as prescribed by the doctor and do not use salt substitutes or low - sodium milk products that contain potassium, because it may increase potassium levels too much. SN explained that side effects may include mild nausea, dizziness, headache, gastric pain. SN instructed to report to physician ( MD ) if patient experiences an allergic reaction, numbness, muscle pain or weakness, irregular heartbeats, urinating less, shallow breathing or tremors.