Diseases Process

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.

Edema Teaching 2582

Instructed patient about how help decrease edema and keep it from coming back. Hold the swollen part of your body above the level of your heart several times a day. In some cases, elevating the affected body part while you sleep may be helpful.

Edema Teaching 2581

Instructed patient about how help decrease edema and keep it from coming back. Movement. Moving and using the muscles in the part of your body affected by edema, especially your legs, may help pump the excess fluid back toward your heart. Ask your doctor about exercises you can do that may reduce swelling.

Edema Teaching 2572

SN instructed patient and caregiver about edema can be a cause of serious underlying medical conditions such as: congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney disease, kidney damage, weakness or damage to veins in your legs, inadequate lymphatic system, severe, long-term protein deficiency.

Shingles Teaching 2556

SN instructed on the signs and symptoms of herpes zoster also known as Shingles are having a rash or lesion that has appeared. Herpes zoster is sometimes confused with herpes simplex, and, occasionally, with impetigo, contact dermatitis, folliculitis, scabies, insect bites, papular urticaria, candidal infection, dermatitis herpetiformitis, and drug eruptions. Herpes zoster/ shingles are painful, blister like formation on one side of the body following a nerve path.

Nutrition Teaching 2554

Instructed patient about TPN administers proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. It aims to prevent and restore nutritional deficits, allowing bowel rest while supplying adequate caloric intake and essential nutrients, and removing antigenic mucosal stimuli

Chronic Kidney Disease Teaching 2530

Instructed patient how is chronic kidney disease treated. Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes. Keep a healthy blood pressure. Follow a low-salt, low-fat diet. Exercise at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Keep a healthy weight. Do not smoke or use tobacco.

Cholesterol Teaching 2528

Patient instructed uncontrollable risk factors for high cholesterol are age, family history, and gender. Instructed risk factors that he can control are weight, diet, and activity. Instructed patient to maintain ideal weight, avoid foods high in cholesterol and exercise for at least 30 minutes per day to lower risk of high cholesterol. Patient verbalized understanding.

Shortness of Breath Teaching 2523

Instructed what can you do to manage shortness of breath (SOB) share your feelings shortness of breath can make you feel worried and anxious. Share your feelings with family, friends and your health care team. Use abdominal breathing when walking up slopes, climbing stairs or standing up. To climb stairs: stand close to the stairs with one hand on the railing beside you. Breathe in as you lift your leg up. Breathe out as you place your leg on the step and raise yourself up. Change the way you eat chew your food slowly, taking breaks in between bites. Try smaller meals more often. If you are having trouble eating, ask your health care team about trying nutrition drinks.