Leg edema Teaching 2510

Instructed patient in lifestyle and home remedies that may help decrease edema and keep it from coming back. Before trying any self-care techniques, talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. Massage or stroking the affected area toward your heart using firm, but not painful, pressure may help move the excess fluid out of that area. Patient verbalized understanding.

Leg edema Teaching 2509

Instructed patient in lifestyle and home remedies that may help decrease edema and keep it from coming back. Before trying any self-care techniques, talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. Moving and using the muscles in the part of your body affected by edema, especially your legs, may help pump the excess fluid back toward your heart. Ask your doctor about exercises you can do that may reduce swelling. Patient verbalized understanding.

Anticoagulants Diet Teaching 2508

Instructed patient one nutrient that can lessen warfarin's effectiveness is vitamin K. It's important to be consistent in how much vitamin k you get daily. While eating small amounts of foods that are rich in vitamin K should not cause a problem, avoid consuming large amounts of certain foods or drinks, including kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, collards, mustard greens, chard, broccoli, asparagus, green tea. Patient verbalized understanding.

Mental Retardation Teaching 2505

Instructed caregiver persons with mental retardation are living longer and integrating into their communities. Primary medical care of persons with mental retardation should involve continuity of care, maintenance of comprehensive treatment documentation, routine periodic health screening, and an understanding of the unique medical and behavioral disorders common to this population. Office visits can be successful if physicians familiarize patients with the office and staff, plan for difficult behaviors, and administer mild sedation when appropriate. Some syndromes that cause mental retardation have specific medical and behavioral features. Health issues in these patients include respiratory problems, gastrointestinal disorders, challenging behaviors, and neurologic conditions. Some commonly overlooked health concerns are sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, and end-of-life decisions.

Impaired Physical Mobility Teaching 2504

Instructed patient Intervention of impaired physical mobility, this condition includes prevention of dependent disabilities, restoring mobility when possible, as well as maintaining or preserving the existing mobility. Special patient care includes changing position, exercises, nutrition and giving a safe environment, etc. We look in detail at the nursing care plan for impaired physical mobility. Patient verbalized understanding.

Pain Teaching 2503

Instructed patient how alive pain simple things like regular activity can make a big difference. Try walking. They can ease joint pain and help with balance, flexibility, and strength. Aim for 30 minutes 3 or 4 days a week, even if it’s something light like stretching or gardening. Work with your doctor or physical therapist to make the best plan for you. Patient verbalized understanding.

Pain Teaching 2500

Instructed patient Exercise Although resting for short periods can alleviate pain, too much rest may actually increase pain and put you at greater risk of injury when you again attempt movement. Research has shown that regular exercise can diminish pain in the long term by improving muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. Exercise may also cause a release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. Some exercises are easier for certain chronic pain sufferers to perform than others.

Peg Tube Teaching 2499

Instructed caregiver keep the patient's skin around her PEG tube dry. This will help prevent skin irritation and infection. Caregiver verbalized understanding.

General information Teaching 2498

Instruct patient and caregiver regarding self-management of total knee replacement. Instructed patient about how is life different after a knee replacement it’s also normal to have temporary swelling, pressure and/or bruising in your ankles and feet, and these may last for a few months. Here are a couple things you can do to help: ice your knee (always cover ice packs in a towel to avoid frostbite, wear compression stockings, elevate your leg with a pillow, ankle exercises verbalized.

General information Teaching 2492

SN completed patient cardiovascular and pulmonary assessment. Educated staff on monitoring patient for dizziness, syncope, cardiovascular status, anxiety, and agitation related to medication SEs. Staff to encourage patient to rise slowly to prevent syncope and dizziness. Staff instructed to monitor environmental hazards to prevent falls and injuries in addition to monitoring skin for breakdown due to episodes of bowel and bladder incontinence.