Tracheostomy Teaching 2539

Instructed patient contact your healthcare provider or physician immediately: when secretions become thick, if crusting occurs or mucus plugs are present. Your physician may recommend increasing your fluids or using cool mist humidification. If you have any other problems or concerns.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2538

Instructed patient contact your healthcare provider or physician immediately: if you have an irregular heart rate, if you feel increased pain or discomfort and if you have difficulty breathing and it is not relieved by your usual method of clearing secretions. Patient verbalized understanding.

Cardiac Teaching 2537

SN instructed patient eat an overall healthy dietary pattern that emphasizes: a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, skinless poultry and fish nuts and legumes non-tropical vegetable oils, ensure safe effective nutrition. Patient verbalized understanding.

Port CAP IV Teaching 2536

SN instructed patient do not touch or handle your port unless you need to care for it. The port is flushed to prevent the catheter from becoming blocked and medicines from mixing.

Port CAP IV Teaching 2535

SN instructed patient the following way you can help prevent an infection wash your hands, use soap or an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Check your skin every day for signs of infection, such as pain, redness, swelling, and oozing. Contact your primary healthcare provider if you see these signs.

Port CAP IV Teaching 2534

SN instructed patient the dressing should be kept clean and dry. You should inspect the needle site area regularly. If the Port CAP seems to have moved, or you notice swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness, contact your nurse intermediately.

Intravenous Medication Administration Teaching 2524

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.

Biliary Drain Teaching 2502

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.

Pacemaker Teaching 2501

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.

Intracoronary Stenting Teaching 2490

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.