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.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about corona virus is a respiratory illness that causes fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Call your doctor iImmediately or go to ER.
SN instructed patient and caregiver on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus that causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. Patient and caregiver verbalized understanding.
SN instructed patient and caregiver on how to prevent spread Coronavirus (COVID-19), wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, use the nearest waste receptacle to dispose tissue after use, do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. They both verbalized understanding.
SN instructed caregiver that the medical home can schedule health maintenance visits frequently enough to be proactive about new issues, ensure that the family has access to reliable information, community services, and resources and coordinate care and interpret information or advice from specialists