Skin Care Teaching 652

Patient was instructed on skin care. Keep the skin moist by using a lotion or cream after washed. Keep a bottle of lotion near the sink so to use it after washing the hands. But limit the products used on the skin to decrease the chance of having reaction.

Skin Care Teaching 653

Patient was instructed on skin care. Treat cuts right away. Wash them with soap and water. Avoid antiseptics, iodine or alcohol to clean cuts, because they are too harsh. It is recommended to put antibiotic cream or ointment on minor cuts.

Skin Care Teaching 654

Patient was instructed on skin care. Drinks lots of fluids, especially water to keep the skin moist and healthy. To prevent dry skin when the temperature drops, use a room humidifier to add moisture to heated, indoor air.

Skin Care Teaching 655

Patient was instructed on the importance of skin integrity to avoid future complication. With a good skin care it is possible to prevent most pressure sore (bed sores), that can develop quickly in people who are very thin or obese, or who collect fluids in their tissues, who have poor nutrition, who are elderly.

Breathing Teaching 656

Patient was instructed on breathing methods. Breathe properly. Lie down on a rug or blanket on the floor with the legs straight and slightly apart, the toes pointed comfortably outwards, arms at the sides not touching the body, the palms up, and the eyes closed. This is called a "relaxed body" position. Take time to relax the body and breathe freely.

Breathing Teaching 657

Patient was instructed on breathing methods. Deep relaxed breathing. Lie down on a blanket or rug on the floor. Place one hand on the abdomen and one hand on the chest. Inhale slowly and deeply through the nose into the abdomen to push up the hand as much as feels comfortable. The chest should move only a little and only with the abdomen. Do it for five minutes, when becoming more comfortable with this technique extend it up two minutes.

Breathing Teaching 658

Patient was instructed on relaxing sight. Sighing and yawning during the day are signs that you are not getting enough oxygen. A sigh releases a bit of tension and can be practiced at will as a means of relaxing. Sit or stand up straight. Sigh deeply, letting out a sound of deep relief as the air rushes out of your lungs. Let new air come in naturally.

Fluid retention Teaching 671

Patient was instructed on fluid retention. Fluid retention leaks into body tissues from the blood. The lymphatic system is a network of tubes throughout the body that drains this fluid from tissues and empties it back into the bloodstream.

Fluid retention Teaching 672

Patient was instructed on fluid retention. The 2 broad categories of fluid retention include generalized edema, when swelling occurs throughout the body and localized edema when particular parts of the body are affected. The wide range of causes includes the body

Breathing Teaching 676

Patient was instructed on precautions to prevent respiratory complications. Avoid persons with infections and wash hands frequently. Caution the patient to avoid the use of respiratory depressants.