Procedures

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.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2543

Instructed patient about some common ways to keep the air you breathe moist are:putting a wet gauze or cloth over the outside of your tube. Keep it moist, ,using a humidifier in your home when the heater is on and the air is dry. A few drops of salt water (saline) will loosen a plug of thick mucus. Put a few drops in your tube and windpipe, then take a deep breath and cough to help bring up the mucus.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2542

Instructed patient your nose will no longer keep the air you breathe moist. Talk with your doctor about how to keep the air you breathe moist and how to prevent plugs in your tube.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2541

Instructed patient when you cough, have a tissue or cloth ready to catch the mucus coming from your tube. Is important to keep the tube free of thick mucus. You should always carry an extra tube with you in case your tube gets plugged.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2540

Instructed patient it is important to keep the tube free of thick mucus. You should always carry an extra tube with you in case your tube gets plugged. Once you put in the new tube, clean the old one and keep it with you as your extra tube.