SN stressed importance of daily foot care such as wearing shoes or slippers at all time to prevent foot injury.
Instructed in the importance of follow-up visits to MD.
Instructed to discard all outdated medications.
Instructed to use Biohazardous waste/sharps containers provided by Home Health Agency.
Instructed in complicated medication regime, with written medication schedule provided.
Instructed in deep breathing exercises to promote lung expansion and prevent pulmonary congestion.
Instructed to follow therapeutic diet, including adequate fluid intake to ensure proper nutrition and hydration.
Instructed in the importance of addressing Advance Directives to ensure compliance with client's wishes and medical needs.
Instructed to elevate lower extremities whenever sitting or lying to promote venous return, thus decreasing/preventing edema.
Instructed to post important telephone numbers, including MD, Home Health Agency, Friend/Relative and 911 for any emergency.