Instructed patient be sure to treat any skin redness or skin changes right away, when the problem is minor. DO NOT allow the problem area to become larger or more irritated before asking your provider about it.
Instructed patient caring for your stoma and the skin around it is very important to prevent infection of your skin and kidneys.
PICC line removal Education provided on site care following PICC line removal: positioning, keep dressing clean, dry and intact 24 hrs, do not lift over 5 lbs, report immediately S&S complications to on call RN: fever; chills;redness at site, swelling or purulent drainage at site, bruising or bleeding at site, increased shortness of breath.
Instructed patient Things to know about your stoma include: Your stoma is the lining of your intestine, It will be pink or red, moist, and a little shiny. Stomas are most often round or oval, A stoma is very delicate.
Instructed patient call your provider if: Your stoma is swollen and is more than a 1/2 inch (1 cm) larger than normal.Your stoma is pulling in, below the skin level. Your stoma is bleeding more than normal.
Instructed patient that good nutrition and a heart-healthy, low-sodium diet are very important for everyone especially people with heart conditions. By choosing the right kinds of foods and maintaining a healthy weight, you can help minimize strain on your heart and vascular system, and feel your best. Understanding was verbalized.
Instructed patient on hip precautions after a hip replacement. Hip precautions are various maneuvers a patient who has undergone a hip replacement needs to avoid. Hip precautions include: Do not cross your legs, do not bend our legs up beyond 90 degrees, do not sit on sofas or in low chairs, do not sleep on your side.
SN instructed patient and care giver to call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if: Patient passed out (lost consciousness). patient have signs of severe bleeding, such as: A severe headache that is different from past headaches.
Instructed patient While the stoma site heals, clean around the stoma site daily. Follow these steps: Allow skin to dry. 2-Instructed patient While the stoma site heals, clean around the stoma site daily. Follow these steps:Observe your stoma site daily for redness, pain , swelling, or unusual drainage around the tube. If you notice any of these signs, call your doctor 3-Instructed patient If you cannot unclog your tube, call your doctor. It is important not to miss your prescribed liquid food and water.
Tracheostomy care Instructed patient to contact the doctors or nurse if there are any signs of infection at the stoma site including any redness, odor, swelling.