Diseases Process

Chronic Heart Failure Teaching 2683

SN did head to toe assessment and vital signs monitoring done. Received patient sitting on the chair with elevated blood pressure. SN instructed patient on the disease process, and management of CHF. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should. When this happens, blood often backs up and fluid can build up in the lungs, causing shortness of breath. Certain heart conditions gradually leave the heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump blood properly. SN instructed patient to have a healthy lifestyle. Try to lose weight, exercise, use less salt and manage stress. SN will continue to assess and instruct the patient.

General information Teaching 2678

SN instructed patient that the following are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis: Tingling or numbness in legs or arms, Stiffness and severe back pain, difficulty in walking and standing for long time, might experience balancing problems and resting may provide temporary relief but the symptoms reoccur.

General information Teaching 2672

SN instructed patient on s/s of prostate cancer. While most prostate cancer does not cause any symptoms at all, the symptoms and signs of prostate cancer may include: frequent urination, weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder, the urge to urinate frequently at night, blood in the urine, new onset of erectile dysfunction, pain or burning during urination, which is much less common and discomfort or pain when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate.

General information Teaching 2642

SN instructed patient that Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are colorless blood cells that help blood clot. Platelets stop bleeding by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel injuries. Thrombocytopenia often occurs as a result of a separate disorder, such as leukemia or an immune system problem. Or it can be a side effect of taking certain medications.

Colostomy care Teaching 2636

Instructed patient caregiver some foods can produce odor: eggs, cabbage, cheese, cucumber, onion, garlic, fish, dairy foods, and coffee are among them. If you find that certain foods bother you, avoid them. Use an odor-resistant pouch. Check to see that the skin barrier is stuck securely to your skin, empty the pouch often. Place special deodorant liquids and/or tablets in the pouch.

Colostomy care Teaching 2635

Instructed patient caregiver Eating regularly will help prevent gas, Eat smaller amounts of food 4 to 5 times a day. Do not skip meals to avoid gas or output.

Colostomy care Teaching 2634

Instructed patient caregiver certain foods may cause gas, such as eggs, cabbage, broccoli, onions, fish, beans, milk, cheese, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.

Colostomy care Teaching 2633

Instructed patient caregiver water will not hurt your ostomy. Normal exposure to air or contact with soap and water won’t harm the stoma. Water will not flow into the stoma. Soap will not irritate it, but soap may interfere with the skin barrier sticking to the skin. It’s best to only use water while cleaning the skin around your stoma. If you do use soap, be sure to rinse your skin well.

Colostomy care Teaching 2632

Instructed patient caregiver Change the pouching system regularly to avoid leaks and skin irritation. It's important to have a regular schedule for changing your pouch. Don't wait for leaks or other signs of problems, such as itching and burning.

General medication Teaching 2630

Patient instructed on medication Abilify. Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medicines to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Notify prescriber if unusual or bothersome side effects occur.