Procedures

Fall precautions Teaching 1717

Patient was instructed on strategies that can significantly help decrease the risk of a fall such as: Skid-proof mats or strips in the shower and bathtub, Removal of furniture that can slip away if grabbed accidentally for support, supportive non-slip footwear and not walking in stocking feet. Patient currently uses cane while ambulating and states that it helps her with her balance. Patient advised that side effects of most medications taking can cause dizziness and to report and dizziness so that it can be addressed by MD. Patient voiced understanding SN will continue to monitor.

Hyperglycemia Teaching 1719

Instructed patient to eat healthy food, as people with diabetes do not need special foods. The foods on your diabetes eating plan are the same foods that are good for everyone in your family. Try to eat foods that are low in fat, salt, and sugar and high in fiber such as beans, fruits and vegetables, and grains. Eating right will help you reach and stay at a weight that is good for your body, keep your blood sugar in a good range and prevent heart and blood vessel disease.

Hyperglycemia Teaching 1720

Instructed to patient exercise is good for those with diabetes. Walking, you can even get exercise when you clean house or work in your garden. Exercise is especially good for people with diabetes because exercise helps keep weight down. Exercise helps insulin work better to lower blood sugar, exercise is good for your heart and lungs. Exercise after eating, not before, test your blood sugar before, during, and after exercising. Don't exercise when your blood sugar is over 240, avoid exercise right before you go to sleep, because it could cause low blood sugar during the night.

Hyperglycemia Teaching 1721

SN instructed patient psychological stresses such as difficulties with relationships, job pressures, financial strain, and even concerns about self-worth can contribute to hyperglycemia. If these issues become overwhelming, decreased attention to the diabetes treatment plan may also contribute to hyperglycemia.

Hysterectomy Teaching 1466

The patient was instructed in hysterectomy radical to care for the incision with general hygiene and daily bathing. The patient was advised to evade constipation by taking mild laxatives and stool softeners. The patient was taught to care of the suprapubic catheter. The patient was reviewed that no interaction tampons, douching, or tub baths. The patient was explained that menstruation will no longer happen.

Foods Teaching 1722

SN instructed patient eat slowly in a relaxed atmosphere. Chew your food thoroughly. Avoid chewing gum, smoking, and drinking from a straw. This will help decrease the amount of air you swallow, which may help reduce gas.

Pacemaker Teaching 1467

The patient was instructed in implantable cardioverter defibrillator the moods and feelings when the device delivers a countershock, a blow, thump, or kick in the chest. The patient was advised that someone touching the patient will not feel the shock or will feel only a tingle. The patient was taught not to wear close-fitting, restrictive clothing like belts and girdles. The patient was reviewed to evade strong magnets and magnetic fields as a radio or TV transmitting towers, spark plugs or running motor like lawn mower or car, handheld airport detectors, microwave ovens, hair dryers.

Foods Teaching 1723

Instructed patient eating yogurt or drinking buttermilk may help reduce gas, To control gas at night, do not eat after 8 p.m. This will give your bowel time to quiet down before you go to bed.

Foods Teaching 1724

Instructed patient eat foods like fish, onions, garlic, broccoli, asparagus, and cabbage produce odor. Although your pouch is odor-proof, if you eat these foods you may notice a stronger odor when emptying your pouch. If this is a concern, you may want to limit these foods in your diet.

Laminectomy Teaching 1469

The patient was instructed in laminectomy in the use of antiembolism tube to stop thrombus formation. The patient was taught in techniques for ankle rotating and calf driving to increase venous movement in legs. The patient was reviewed in the use of braces or corsets. The patient was recommended in the use of assistive devices to help decrease trauma on the back, elevated toilet seats, tub railings. The patient was instructed to have the incision place clean and dry until sutures and staples are removed.