Diseases Process

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

Hyperglycemia Teaching 2423

Instructed patient how do you bring down blood sugar quickly exercise regularly, control your carb intake, increase your fiber intake, drink water and stay hydrated.

Urinary Tract Infection Teaching 2416

Instructed patient what is the best thing to do for a urinary tract infection? Drink plenty of water. Water helps to dilute your urine and flush out bacteria.

Hypoglycemia Teaching 2415

SN instructed early signs and symptoms of diabetic hypoglycemia include shakiness, dizziness, sweating, hunger, irritability or moodiness, anxiety or nervousness, headache.Patient is drinking her water and healthy choices.Explained early signs of hyperglycemia include increased thirst, headaches, trouble concentrating, blurred vision, frequent peeing, fatigue (weak, tired feeling), weight loss. Patient verbalized understanding.

Blood pressure Teaching 2412

SN instructed pt on ways to lower blood pressure urge at home. Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day is an important part of healthy living.Along with helping lower blood pressure, regular physical activity benefits your mood, strength, and balance. It decreases your risk of other types of heart disease. Diet changes such as eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains eating low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and nuts, eliminating foods that are high in saturated fats, such as processed foods, full-fat dairy products, and fatty meats. It also helps to cut back on desserts and sweetened beverages, such as soda and juice. Keeping your sodium intake to a minimum can be vital for lowering blood pressure. don't smoke.

Stroke Teaching 2411

Instructed patient on signs and symptoms of CVA , sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes,sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.If you have any of these symptoms call 911, it is critical that a stroke victim receive evaluation and proper treatment quickly to minimize the injury to the brain tissue.