Losartan Teaching 2682

SN did head to toe assessment and vital signs monitoring done. SN instructed patient on medication Losartan, it is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Amiodarone Teaching 2680

Instructed patient on medication Amiodarone. This medication is used to stabilize the rhythm of your heart. Amiodarone is used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Take this medication at the same time daily as directed. May take with or without food. Avoid grapefruit, St. John's wort, & sunlight or tanning beds. common side effects include: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; or constipation. Call your doctor or get medical help at once if you have: chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, trouble breathing, vision problems, upper stomach pain, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), or if you cough up blood. Tell your doctor if you have signs of a thyroid problem, such as weight changes, extreme tiredness, dry skin, thinning hair, feeling too hot or too cold, irregular menstrual periods, or swelling in your neck (goiter).

Pain Management Teaching 2679

SN instructed about Acetaminophen/codeine is a combination medication used to help relieve mild to moderate pain. It contains an opioid pain reliever (codeine) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Codeine works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever. Potential side effects are nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur.

Lovenox Teaching 2677

SN instructed patient how Lovenox is used to reduce the chance of blood clots when another blood thinner is held for a short time. When you take an oral blood thinner and need a procedure/surgery, your doctor asks you to temporarily stop taking your usual blood thinner and instead take enoxaparin to help prevent blood clots before the procedure/surgery. After the procedure/surgery, your doctor will tell you when it is safe to start taking your regularly prescribed oral blood thinner again. This is called bridge therapy it allows for continued blood thinning without the blood being too thin for too long as oral blood thinners stay in the body for a much longer time.

Lovenox Teaching 2676

SN explained to patient that Lovenox is to be administered as one pre-filled syringe by deep subcutaneous injection in the abdominal fat. Only one shot is administered in the morning and one shot is administered at night for physician ordered specific number of days. SN instructed patient on technique and importance of rotating injection sites around abdomen.

Lovenox Teaching 2675

SN instructed patient to keep pre-filled syringes at room temperature. SN instructed/demonstrated patient / caregiver on proper administration of Lovenox. SN informed that the most common side effect associated with Lovenox is bleeding. Patient was instructed to call Physician (MD) they experience any increased pain signs or symptoms of excessive bleeding/bruising. SN Informed that mild localized irritation, pain, hematoma, ecchymosis may occur at the site of injection.

Antibiotic Teaching 2674

Cefpodoxime medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections. Take it with food to help increase the absorption of the drug.

General medication Teaching 2673

SN instructed on proper method of medication intake, as many people taking prescription medications do not follow their doctors orders. SN instruct on medication compliance to better control the patients disease process, to refill medication on time to prevent missed/skipped doses. do not take any medication that does not belong to you. Also ask your doctor before taking any over the counter medication to avoid interactions. Patient verbalized understanding.

Empagliflozin Teaching 2666

SN educated patient and caregiver on medication Empagliflozin (jardiance). It is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Empagliflozin is also used to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death in people who have type 2 diabetes along with heart and blood vessel disease.Taking medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health.This medication may cause changes in your blood sugar. You should know the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and what to do if you have these symptoms. Empagliflozin may cause side effects like urinating a lot, including at night, increased thirst. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

Lidocaine patches Teaching 2665

SN educated patient and caregiver about Lidocaine patches. After you are finished using a patch, remove it and dispose of it and keep it out of reach of children and pets. Lidocaine patches may cause side effects like burning or discomfort in the place you applied the patch, redness or swelling of the skin under the patch. If any of these symptoms occur, remove your patch and do not put it back on until the symptoms go away. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: