SN instructed patient about treatment of heart failure may include: controlling risk factors: quitting smoking losing weight and increasing moderate exercise restricting salt and fat from the diet avoiding alcohol proper rest controlling blood sugar if diabetic controlling blood pressure limiting fluids.
SN instructed patient about people with covid-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have covid-19: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting & diarrhea.
SN assessed patient for COVID 19 symptoms . Patient questions if they have had a fever, cough, SOB loss of taste of smell or generalized pain. patient denied any symptoms. Patient instructed on COVID 19 symptoms, transition and prevention.
SN instructed patient and caregiver to report any signs or symptoms such as : fever, cough, headache, trouble breathing, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, in order to prevent spread COVID-19.
SN instructed the patient to keep oxygen away from any open flame to include smoking and also in-home pilot lights such as stove, furnace and water heater. Oxygen produced from concentrator and oxygen tanks is flammable. Call your company for a humidifier if causing nasal dryness or you may purchase lubricants made for oxygen use at your local pharmacy. Do not use Vaseline or petroleum based products as these can cause irritation and skin complications. Post no smoking / no Open Flame signs.
SN instructed the patient on good diabetic foot care and assessment as follows: using a handheld mirror if needed assess feet daily to include in between toes. Never cut toenails or file down calluses. Only a podiatrist should do this. Report any blisters, cracks, wounds or any other concerns to your podiatrist immediately. Wash and lotion feet very well daily. Do not lotion between toes as this may cause maceration and cause skin breakdown. Recommended wearing diabetic socks. Always wear good fitting shoes. Preferably tailor-made for the patient. Never walk around barefoot.
SN instructed patient about how you will need to continue these exercises at home.When you are able to perform certain tasks, such as getting out of bed alone and using the bathroom, you will be able to go home. You may need to use a cane or walker for a short period of time after your operation.
SN advised the patient that if you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
SN instructed patient and caregiver on how to prevent spread COVID-19 clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
SN instructed patient and caregiver to report any signs/symptoms such as : fever, cough, headache, trouble breathing; in order to prevent spread COVID-19. They both verbalized understanding.