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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
SN educated patient and caregiver on Lidocaine patches. These patches are used to relieve the pain of post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN; the burning, stabbing pains, or aches that may last for months or years after a shingles infection). It works by stopping nerves from sending pain signals. To apply the patches, follow these steps: 1. Look at the skin that you plan to cover with a lidocaine patch. If the skin is broken or blistered, do not apply a patch to that area. 2. Use scissors to remove the outer seal from the package. Then pull apart the zipper seal. 3. Remove up to three patches from the package and press the zipper seal tightly together. The remaining patches may dry out if the zipper seal is not tightly closed. 4. Cut patch(es) to the size and shape that will cover your most painful area. 5. Peel the transparent liner off the back of the patch(es). 6. Press the patch(es) firmly onto your skin. If you are applying a patch to your face, be careful not to let it touch your eyes. If you do get lidocaine in your eye, wash it with plenty of water or saline solution. 7. Wash your hands after handling lidocaine patches. 8. Do not reuse lidocaine patches.
SN educated patient/caregiver on medication Trelegy inhaler. This inhaler combines 3 medicines in 1 inhaler, an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicine (fluticasone furoate), an anticholinergic medicine (umeclidinium), and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) medicine (vilanterol). ICS medicines such as fluticasone furoate help to decrease inflammation in the lungs. Anticholinergic medicines such as umeclidinium and LABA medicines such as vilanterol help the muscles around the airways in your lungs stay relaxed to prevent symptoms such as wheezing, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Common side effects include: thrush in your mouth and throat, (rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after use to help prevent this.) bronchitis, PNA, upper respiratory infection, painful urination, throat/mouth pain, cough, hoarseness.