Procedures

Wound Care Teaching 2604

Patient was instructed To help your ulcer heal more quickly, follow the advice below:Regularly exercise your legs by moving your feet up and down, and rotating them at the ankles.

Wound Care Teaching 2603

Patient was instructed to help your ulcer heal more quickly, follow the advice below: try to keep active by walking regularly, whenever you're sitting or lying down, keep your affected leg elevated with your toes level with your eyes.

Ostomy Care Teaching 2593

Instructed patient Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:Your stoma turns pale or changes color. Your stoma swells or bleeds. You have little or no waste going into your pouch.

Ostomy Care Teaching 2592

Instructed patient Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if: You are vomiting.You have new or worse belly pain.You have a fever. You cannot pass stools or gas.

Wound Care Teaching 2591

Instructed patient keep the sore covered with a special dressing. This protects against infection and helps keep the sore moist so it can heal.

Wound Care Teaching 2590

Instructed patient DO NOT massage the skin near or on the ulcer. This can cause more damage. DO NOT use donut-shaped or ring-shaped cushions. They reduce blood flow to the area, which may cause sores.

Wound Care Teaching 2589

Instructed patient take care of your health. Eat healthy foods. Getting the right nutrition will help you heal. Lose excess weight.Get plenty of sleep. Ask your provider if it's OK to do gentle stretches or light exercises. This can help improve circulation.

Wound Care Teaching 2588

Instructed patient avoid slipping or sliding as you move positions. Try to avoid positions that put pressure on your sore.

Wound Care Teaching 2580

Instructed patient eat healthy foods. Getting the right nutrition will help you heal.Lose excess weight. Get plenty of sleep.Ask your provider if it's OK to do gentle stretches or light exercises. This can help improve circulation.

Glucose meters Teaching 2571

SN Instructed on Glucometer testing: Clean your hands and sampling area. Use hot water and soap to wash your hands. Clean the finger you’re going to prick with an alcohol swab, or with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Assemble the device. Insert a test strip into the glucometer, ensuring your insert the proper end inward. Insert a lancet into the lancing device you use to prick your finger. Wait for the glucometer to prompt you for a sample. A readout on the glucometer will tell you to put the drop of blood on the strip. Test your blood sample. Prick your finger with the lancing device. This usually causes no, or very minimal, discomfort. Wait for your results. The glucometer will start to count down in seconds until your results are ready to read. Read the results. The results will show up on the digital screen of your glucometer. Results will vary depending on what time of day it is, how recently you ate, and what you ate.