Diseases Process

Alzheimer's disease Teaching 2451

SN to assess patient with Alzheimer disease, identify any signs and symptoms requiring intervention; report significant changes to physician.

Alzheimer's disease Teaching 2450

Alzheimer's Instructed caregiver managing behavioral symptoms Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), especially agitation, aggression, depression and psychosis, are the leading causes for assisted living or nursing facility placement. Early recognition and treatment can reduce the costs of caring for these patients and improve the quality of life of the patient and caregiver. Caregiver verbalized.

Cerebral Palsy Teaching 2445

Rn instructed caregiver , about complications about patient with cerebral palsy , muscle weakness, muscle spasticity and coordination problems can contribute to a number of complications either including, contracture, malnutrition. Swallowing or feeding problems can make it difficult for someone who has cerebral palsy,mental health conditions. People with cerebral palsy might have mental health conditions, such as depression. Social isolation and the challenges of coping with disabilities can contribute to depression. Caregiver verbalized.

Alzheimer's disease Teaching 2444

Instructed caregiver alzheimer's disease and other disorders that cause dementia. Heart-healthy lifestyle choices that may reduce the risk of alzheimer's include the following: exercise regularly, eat a diet of fresh produce, healthy oils and foods low in saturated fat, follow treatment guidelines to manage high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, if you smoke, ask your doctor for help to quit smoking. Caregiver verbalized.

Alzheimer's disease Teaching 2443

Instructed caregiver alzheimer's disease is not a preventable condition. However, a number of lifestyle risk factors for alzheimer's can be modified. Evidence suggests that changes in diet, exercise and habits — steps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease may also lower your risk of developing. Caregiver verbalized.

Alzheimer's disease Teaching 2442

Instructed caregiver as alzheimer's disease progresses to its last stages, brain changes begin to affect physical functions, such as swallowing, balance, and bowel and bladder control. These effects can increase vulnerability to additional health problems such as: inhaling food or liquid into the lungs (aspiration), pneumonia and other infections, falls fractures bedsores, malnutrition or dehydration. Caregiver verbalized.

Alzheimer's disease Teaching 2441

Instructed caregiver about complications in patient with Alzheimer are memory and language loss, impaired judgment, and other cognitive changes caused by Alzheimer's can complicate treatment for other health conditions. A person with Alzheimer's disease may not be able to communicate that he or she is experiencing pain for example, from a dental problem, report symptoms of another illness, follow a prescribed treatment plan, notice or describe medication side effects.

Cardiomyopathy Teaching 2440

Instructed patient about cardiomyopathy can lead to other heart conditions, including:Heart failure, blood clots,see your doctor if you have one or more signs or symptoms associated with cardiomyopathy. Call 911 or your local emergency number if you have severe difficulty breathing, fainting or chest pain that lasts for more than a few minutes.

Cardiomyopathy Teaching 2439

Instructed patient you can help reduce your chance of cardiomyopathy and other types of heart disease by living a heart-healthy lifestyle and making lifestyle choices such as controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, Eating a healthy diet, Getting regular exercise, Getting enough sleep, Reducing your stress. Patient verbalized.

HTN-stroke Teaching 2433

SN reviewed HTN disease process with the patient and possible signs and symptoms of HTN. Inform patient that HTN often times does not have any signs or symptoms and this is why it is referred to as the silent killer. Patient and caregiver instructed on the importance of medication compliance and checking/logging vital signs 1-2 times a day, verbalized understanding