Procedures

PleurX Drainage Teaching 2568

Instructed patient you should contact your doctor immediately if you believe your catheter is infected. Redness (erythema), warmth to touch, swelling (edema), fever or drainage from around the catheter site may indicate your catheter is infected. Some redness after insertion is expected but should not persist.

PleurX Drainage Teaching 2567

Instructed patient about if your drainage is a little less each time you drain and the current amount of drainage is much smaller than previously, the fluid may be drying up and it may be time for the catheter to be removed. Call your doctor.

PleurX Drainage Teaching 2566

SN instructed patient any change in the appearance of the fluid should be reported to your doctor. Patient verbalized understanding.

PleurX Drainage Teaching 2565

Instructed patient how long will the catheter be in their abdomen. Fluid buildup is not likely to stop in the abdomen. You may keep the catheter in place as long as you need it.

PleurX Drainage Teaching 2564

Instructed patient you should drain fluid as directed by your doctor, usually every one to two days. You should not drain more than 1000mL per drainage. The catheter will be in your chest until fluid stops draining.

Nephrostomy Teaching 2559

Instructed patient how to care for your nephrostomy tube, Inspect your tube on a daily basis as well as empty any urine that has collected in the drainage bag.

Bedbound Teaching 2552

Sn educated caregiver on Hoyer Lift, when a patient is in a bed, roll them on their side toward you. Roll patient away from you onto their other side and pull sling flat and center it under patient. Position arm of hoyer lift over patient. Attach hooks and adjust links to provide proper position and flex. Before attempting to raise the patient, check to make sure that the hydraulic pressure release knob located near the pump handle is completely closed. Understanding was verbalized.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2546

Instructed patient call your doctor if you have:fever or chills, redness, swelling, or pain that is getting worse, bleeding or drainage from the hole, cough or shortness of breath, even after you suction your tube, nausea or vomiting, any new or unusual symptoms.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2545

Instructed patient once the hole in your neck is not sore from the surgery, clean the hole with a cotton swab or a cotton ball at least once a day to prevent infection.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2544

Instructed patient not breathe in water, food, powder, or dust. When you take a shower, cover the hole with a tracheostomy cover. You will not be able to go swimming.