SN educated patient and caregiver on the importance of always using assistive device with ambulation and transfers to avoid falls or injuries. Nurse instructed patient and caregiver on the importance of home safety such as proper lighting, and to keep walkways free of debris and clutter. Patient was instructed to contact PCP or home health agency if they fall or if current health status declines. Patient was instructed to not walk unassisted when not feeling steady . Patient verbalized understanding
SN instructed patient that diabetes may lead to skin problems that range from itching to infections that are hard to control. To reduce your chances for getting skin problems, take good care of your skin every day: Bathe daily with mild soap and lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of moisturizing lotion while your skin is moist. Avoid scratches, punctures, and other injuries.
Wheel char Fall precautions Avoid leaning forward and tipping yourself out of the wheelchair, Move footrests out of the way to avoid tripping on them during transfer, Lock the brakes before getting out of the wheelchair, Don’t over reach for an object, Avoid sliding or positioning yourself too far forward on the seat. Keeping your wheelchair in top condition is essential to its dependability and longevity.
Skilled received patient sitting on the chair, noted difficulty when patient was trying to get up with the crutches, patient is at risk for fall. SN instructed pt to avoid sitting on low chair or chair without a hand rest for support in order to prevent fall.
Instructed patient/CG the importance of increasing consumption of foods high in Probiotics while on antibotic therapy.
Instructed patient assess bowel sounds in all 4 quadrants, assess effluent from ostomy. Empty pouch when 1/3-1/2 full, assess abdomen, report any abnormal findings immediately.
Instructed patient about the skin around your stoma should look like it did before surgery. The best way to protect their skin is by: using a bag or pouch with the correct size opening, so waste does not leak, taking good care of the skin around your stoma.
Instructed patient Be sure to treat any skin redness or skin changes right away, when the problem is still small. Do not allow the sore area to become larger or more irritated before asking your doctor about it.
Instructed patient Contact your healthcare provider or physician immediately: ff you have an irregular heart rate, your fluids or using cool mist humidification. If you have any other problems or concerns. If you feel increased pain or discomfort.
Instructed patient avoid any activities that cause mild pain in your arm. Talk to your healthcare team if you have concerns about pain or range of motion. Don't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds with the affected arm.