Nephrostomy Teaching 2288

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient observe for
 leakage at connection joints and seek advice if leakage evident.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2287

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient do not flush
 greater than 10 mls of sterile normal saline.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2286

Nephrostomy tube Instructed patient drink at least 
1500mls - 2000mls (6 to 8 glasses of 250mls size) fluid everyday or as advised by the doctor.

PICC Line Teaching 2284

Instructed patient Keep the dressing (or bandage) clean, dry, and secured to the skin. Do not put lotions or ointments under the dressing. Call your provider right away if you have any of the following: Pain or burning in your shoulder, chest, back, arm, or leg Fever of 100.4?F (38.0?C) or higher Chills Signs of infection at the catheter site (pain, redness, drainage, burning, or stinging)

Nephrostomy Teaching 2283

Instructed patient ensure that tube is kept straight and not bent to allow proper flow of urine. Also patient waterproof the dressing before shower and to change the urine drainage bag every 7 days.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2282

Instructed patient always wash your hands before and after changing the bag from the nephrostomy tube. If another person is assisting with changing your bag they must wear disposable gloves and protective eyewear. Ensure that tube is kept straight and not bent to allow proper flow of urine

PICC Line Teaching 2275

Instructed patient drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps keep clots from 

PICC Line Teaching 2274

Instructed patient keep the PICC dry. The catheter and dressing must stay dry.

Blood pressure Teaching 2264

Instructed patient that PCP only receives one snapshot of vitals signs including BP, and stressed importance of maintaining BP log so that PCP may adjust as needed.

General medication Teaching 2263

SN reviewed patients medication with primary caregiver and instruct on medication compliance to better control the patients disease process. SN refilled patient’s medication box for daily routine implementation during visit.