Diseases Process

Diabetes Teaching 2611

SN instructed patient and caregiver that exercise benefits people with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes by helping manage weight, by improving blood sugar levels, and by improving heart health. For a person with diabetes, exercise is just as important as diet and medication.

Wound Care Teaching 2602

Patient was instructed on leg wound's use direct pressure and elevation to control bleeding and swelling. When wrapping the wound, always use a sterile dressing or bandage. Very minor wounds may heal without a bandage.

Hyperglycemia Teaching 2600

SN instructed patient the main symptoms of hyperglycemia are increased thirst and a frequent need to urinate. Other symptoms that can occur with high blood sugar are: headaches, tiredness. Drink more water. Water helps remove excess sugar from your blood through urine, and it helps you avoid dehydration.

Wound Care Teaching 2595

Instructed patient about diabetic ulcer keep your blood sugar under control. In addition to reducing your risk of ulcers, tight blood sugar control helps your body heal existing ulcers

Wound Care Teaching 2594

Instructed patient keep pressure off your ulcer, especially if it’s on your foot. This may mean you need to use crutches, special footwear, a brace, or other devices. Reducing pressure and irritation helps ulcers heal faster.

Diabetes Teaching 2587

SN instructed patient and caregiver that Diabetes can dry out your skin. That means you could get injured more easily, be more likely to get an infection, and take longer to heal. When you bathe or shower, use warm water, and a mild, moisturizing soap. After washing and drying off, use a mild lotion to prevent dry skin. Avoid scratching dry skin, apply moisturizer instead.

Edema Teaching 2586

Instructed patient about how help decrease edema and keep it from coming backReduce salt intake. Follow your doctor's suggestions about limiting how much salt you consume. Salt can increase fluid retention and worsen edema.

Edema Teaching 2585

Instructed patient about how help decrease edema and keep it from coming back -Protection. Keep the affected area clean, moisturized and free from injury. Dry, cracked skin is more prone to scrapes, cuts and infection. Always wear protection on your feet if that's where the swelling typically occurs.

Edema Teaching 2584

Instructed patient about how help decrease edema and keep it from coming back Compression. If one of your limbs is affected by edema, your doctor may recommend you wear compression stockings, sleeves or gloves, usually worn after your swelling has gone down, to prevent further swelling from occurring. These garments keep pressure on your limbs to prevent fluid from collecting in the tissue.

Edema Teaching 2583

Instructed patient about how help decrease edema and keep it from coming back Massage. Stroking the affected area toward your heart using firm, but not painful, pressure may help move the excess fluid out of that area.