Patient was instructed on breathing methods. They are useful to settle the body and mind and induce a heightened sense of awareness. Breathing exercises have been practiced for thousands of years. Breathing exercises can be helpful for reducing anger, anxiety, depression, fatigue, irritability, muscular tension and stress.
Patient was instructed on shortness of breath that make people feel like they can't take enough air, the chest feel tight. Sometimes the feeling is worse when active or lying down flat. If experiencing other symptoms like cough, chest pain or a fever tell the nurse or doctor.
Instructed patient to avoid the use of electrical equipment, such as, electric beds, heating pads or electric razors.
Instructed patient about the importance of injecting insulin not exactly in the same place each time, but move around in the same area so the insulin reaches the blood with the same speed with each shot.
Instructed patient that insulin shots work the fastest when given in the abdomen.
Instructed patient not to have open flames, such as pilot lights of gas stoves or water heaters, within 12 feet of any oxygen equipment.
Instructed patient not to use more than 50 feet of tubing between the oxygen source and the patient. Do not place oxygen tanks within 1/2 feet of windows/doors or items.
Instructed patient about factors that can affect BS such as foods, exercises, illness, stress, quantity of insulin, and when and where insulin is administered.