SN monitored the insertion site, including its appearance and the condition of the dressing. Palpated the site to determine if it's edematous or tender. Instructed the patient to report any pain or discomfort as soon as possible and reinforced caregiver knowledge on proper IV medication administration, Advised the patient and caregiver to keep the IV access site clean and dry at all times, make sure the site is covered before bathing, and use hand wipes for hand hygiene.
Instructed patient caring for the tube Wash your hands with soap and water. If your doctor requested it, make a note of the amount of bile in the bag. Open the drainage port at the bottom of the bag. Empty the contents of the bag into the toilet. Clean the drainage port with soap and water, and close it.
Patient instructed Signs that your pacemaker isn't working as it should or you have developed an infection or blood clot include breathlessness, dizziness, fainting, prolonged weakness. A swollen arm on the side of the pacemaker.chest pains.prolonged hiccups.a high temperature of 38C or above. Patient instructed Tell your doctor if you gain weight, if your legs or ankles get puffy, or if you faint or get dizzy.
SN instructed patient about stents help keep coronary arteries open and reduce the chance of a heart attack. Stents help keep coronary arteries open and reduce the chance of a heart attack. A stent is inserted into the clogged artery with a balloon catheter. The balloon is inflated and the stent expands and locks in place. Then the balloon is removed and stent stays in place. This holds the artery open and allows blood to flow more freely.
SN instructed patient on stents. A stent is a tiny wire mesh tube. It props open an artery and is left there permanently. When a coronary artery (an artery feeding the heart muscle) is narrowed by a buildup of fatty deposits called plaque, it can reduce blood flow. If blood flow is reduced to the heart muscle, chest pain can result. If a clot forms and completely blocks the blood flow to part of the heart muscle, a heart attack results.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. When checking blood pressure at home, Use the cuff's right size for the most accurate reading. Take a few deep breaths and relax for up to 5 minutes before measuring blood pressure do not talk or cross your feet or legs during the test. Measure the blood pressure at a few different times during the day. Patient and caregiver shown correct placement for blood pressure cuff, and is able to return demonstrate home blood pressure monitoring with 100% understanding.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. To check the blood pressure manually, sit in a relaxed position with the arm at rest on a table. Secure the cuff on the bicep, follow the machine instructions for starting the reading. If you move suddenly or are startled during the test, you should wait approximately 5 minutes before attempting to test again. Both parties verbalized understanding.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is anything below 120/80 mm Hg. If these numbers go higher than 120/80 mm Hg, it is often an indication that the heart is working too hard to pump blood through the arteries. High blood pressure, hypertension is when your blood pressure is 140 / 90 mm / Hg or above most of the time Accurate blood pressure readings are important, as high blood pressure may not cause any symptoms until it is dangerously high. Both parties verbalized understanding.
Sn instructed patient and caregiver about blood pressure and home monitoring. Explained the blood pressure measures the amount of force blood places on the blood vessels in the body. A blood pressure reading includes two numbers that indicate the pressure inside the arteries as the blood flows through the body. The upper number, called the systolic pressure, measures the pressure inside the arteries as the heart contracts to pump blood. The lower number, called the diastolic pressure, is the pressure inside the artery as the heart rests between each beat. Both parties verbalized understanding.
Instructed patient once you empty your drainage, clean your hands again and check the area around your insertion site for: tenderness, swelling, pus, warmth, more redness than usual. Sometimes the drain causes redness about the size of a dime at your insertion site and this is normal.