Instructed patient keep the sore covered with a special dressing. This protects against infection and helps keep the sore moist so it can heal.
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.
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.
Instructed patient avoid slipping or sliding as you move positions. Try to avoid positions that put pressure on your sore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SN instructed patient any change in the appearance of the fluid should be reported to your doctor. Patient verbalized understanding.
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.