General

General information Teaching 2305

SN instructed patient/ CG about thickened liquids. SN explained that thickened liquids are used to treat patients with Dysphagia. Thick liquids decrease aspiration. Thick liquids may give the patient more time to perform additional swallows or other swallowing strategies. Thickened liquids slow down the bolus flow to compensate for a delayed swallow and reduced airway closure.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2304

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient observe for 
continuous urine flow and signs of infection.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2288

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient observe for
 leakage at connection joints and seek advice if leakage evident.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2287

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient do not flush
 greater than 10 mls of sterile normal saline.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2286

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient drink at least 
1500mls - 2000mls (6 to 8 glasses of 250mls size) fluid everyday or as advised by the doctor.

PICC Line Teaching 2284

Instructed patient Keep the dressing (or bandage) clean, dry, and secured to the skin. Do not put lotions or ointments under the dressing. Call your provider right away if you have any of the following: Pain or burning in your shoulder, chest, back, arm, or leg Fever of 100.4?F (38.0?C) or higher Chills Signs of infection at the catheter site (pain, redness, drainage, burning, or stinging)

Nephrostomy Teaching 2283

Instructed patient ensure that tube is kept straight and not bent to allow proper flow of urine. Also patient waterproof the dressing before shower and to change the urine drainage bag every 7 days.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2282

Instructed patient always wash your hands before and after changing the bag from the nephrostomy tube. If another person is assisting with changing your bag they must wear disposable gloves and protective eyewear. Ensure that tube is kept straight and not bent to allow proper flow of urine

PICC Line Teaching 2275

Instructed patient drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps keep clots from 
forming.

PICC Line Teaching 2274

Instructed patient keep the PICC dry. The catheter and dressing must stay dry.