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Leg edema Teaching 559

Patient was instructed on what cause leg edema. It can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels, but many other factors can contribute to its onset, including: abusing drugs, sodium retention, varicose veins and history of phlebitis, allergic reactions, neuromuscular disorders, trauma.

Foot care Teaching 630

Patient was instructed about to tell the doctor about any changes in sensation in the toes, feet, or legs. Speak up if note pain, tingling, a pins-and-needles feeling, numbness, or any other unusual signs - even if it seems trivial to the patient. Further teaching is needed.

Personal hygiene Teaching 699

Patient was instructed on personal hygiene. One of the most effective ways to protect ourselves from illness, or infections is a good personal hygiene. This means not only washing the hands but also the body. Hygiene also means being careful not to cough or sneeze on others, cleaning things that touched when ill, putting items such as tissues into a bin.

Hyperglycemia Teaching 729

Patient was instructed on Hyperglycemia. The way diabetes is managed changes with age. Insulin production decrease because of age-related impairment of pancreatic beta cells. Additionally insulin resistance increase because of the loss of lean tissue and the accumulation of fat, particularly intra-abdominal fat, and the decreased tissue sensitivity to insulin.

COPD Teaching 834

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: fever, chest pain and chills, among others.

Angina pectoris Teaching 838

Taught that chest pain (ranging from mild to very severe) and anxiety may constitute as signs and/or symptoms of Angina Pectoris.

Miscellaneous Teaching 988

Instructed on the importance of notifying physician, nurse or other health care provider immediately if difficult and/or painful swallowing occur.

Activity Intolerance Teaching 1160

Taught that sitting to perform an activity rather than stand, if possible, is a measure aimed to increasing tolerance in response to increased physical activity.

Low Purine Diet Teaching 1613

SN instructed patient to follow a low purine diet to help minimize acute gout attacks by limiting meat, poultry and fish. Animal proteins are high in purine. Avoid or severely limit high-purine foods, such as organ meats, herring, anchovies and mackerel. Red meat (beef, pork and lamb), fatty fish and seafood (tuna, shrimp, lobster and scallops) are associated with increased risk of gout. Because all meat, poultry and fish contain purines, limit your intake to 4 to 6 ounces (113 to 170 grams) daily. SN instructed pt/cg to cut back on fat since saturated fat lowers the body's ability to eliminate uric acid. Also instructed patient Limit or avoid foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Fructose is the only carbohydrate known to increase uric acid. It is best to avoid beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, such as soft drinks or juice drinks. Juices that are 100 percent fruit juice do not seem to stimulate uric acid production as much. SN also discussed to choose complex carbohydrates and explained to patient/cg that pt will need to eat more whole grains and fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, cakes and candy. SN advised CG to ensure that pt. drinks plenty of fluids, particularly water. Fluids can help remove uric acid from your body.

Actos Teaching 2063

SN instructed patient / caregiver that Actos is an antidiabetic med that is used to lower blood sugar. SN explained that it is important to not take medication when blood sugar is low. SN instructed to patient / caregiver to check blood sugar level before taking the medication to avoid hypoglycemia. SN instructed that side effects of the medication include: SOB, swelling or rapid weight gain, chest pain, N / V, jaundice, blurred vision, pale skin, easy bruising. SN instructed patient / caregiver to inform physician if experiencing any of these side effect.