SN advised patient to take temperature once a day before bedtime, check for bleeding, pus, hardness, swelling, odor and any color change. If any of these are present, please let your nurse or doctor know as soon as possible. Patient verbalized understanding of instructions given.
Patient was instructed on list of measures to prevent falls at home: If use a cane put rubber tips on it. Keep the house well lit especially stairways, porches and outside walkways. Use night lights in areas such as hallways and bathroom.
Instructed on the importance of following/adhering to a no concentrated sweets, low fat/sodium diet, as directed by MD.
Instructed on the importance of following good body mechanics as a measure aimed to reducing the risk of injuries.
Instructed on the importance of using joint protection principles in all activities of daily living.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding excess sugar and salt.
Instructed on the importance of dressing warmly in cold weather as well as on the importance of avoiding extremes in temperatures.
Instructed on the importance of undergoing medical check-ups on a regular basis as well as having both her blood pressure and blood sugar monitored daily.
Instructed on the importance of taking all her/his prescribed medications at the same time each day in order to get the most benefits from them.
Instructed on the importance of keeping all passageways uncluttered and adequately illuminated.