SN instructed that infrequent passage of hard, dry stool, low back pain, abdominal fullness and/or abdominal discomfort, decreased appetite, nausea and/or vomiting, and rectal pressure may constitute as signs/symptoms of constipation. Patient verbalized understanding.
Instructed caregiver increase the patient's water intake. An increase in fluids can help flush out the urinary tract and put you on the road to recovery. Just make sure you're drinking wanter and avoid any sugary or caffeinated drinks. Patient verbalized.
Instructed caregiver you can take these steps to reduce the patient's risk of urinary tract infections: drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you'll urinate more frequently allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
Instructed caregiver you can take these steps to reduce patient's risks of urinary tract infections: wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a patient's bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra. Caregiver verbalized.
Instructed caregiver about certain foods and beverages might irritate the patient's bladder, including: coffee, tea and carbonated drinks, even without caffeine. Caregiver verbalized.
SN instructed patient on importance of hand washing before and after eating, after using the bathroom , after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, after being outside , in order to prevent spread of germs.
Instructed patient to seek immediate medical care if any of the following situations occur besides vomiting: blood present in the vomit, severe headache, severe abdominal pain, fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, diarrhea or rapid breathing or pulse.
Instructed on what to do for nausea/vomiting, drink clear or ice-cold drinks, eat light, bland foods such as saltine crackers or plain bread, avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods, eat slowly and eat smaller, more frequent meals. Do not mix hot and cold foods, drink beverages slowly.
SN instructed patient and caregiver to monitor circulation r/t Unna boots. Report if dressing is tight and constricting esp. in back of leg. Check color of feet and report if bluish or purple in color. Report any c/o numbness or tingling. Dressing should be removed immediately if any s/s occur. and notify physician or nurse.
Patient instructed on the importance of drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day. Hydration is important for wound healing, healthy skin, digestion, healthy kidneys, and electrolyte balance. Instructed on the increased risk for dehydration during the summer months.