Instructed patient that good nutrition and a heart-healthy, low-sodium diet are very important for everyone especially people with heart conditions. By choosing the right kinds of foods and maintaining a healthy weight, you can help minimize strain on your heart and vascular system, and feel your best. Understanding was verbalized.
Instructed patient on hip precautions after a hip replacement. Hip precautions are various maneuvers a patient who has undergone a hip replacement needs to avoid. Hip precautions include: Do not cross your legs, do not bend our legs up beyond 90 degrees, do not sit on sofas or in low chairs, do not sleep on your side.
SN instructed patient and care giver to call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if: Patient passed out (lost consciousness). patient have signs of severe bleeding, such as: A severe headache that is different from past headaches.
Instructed patient While the stoma site heals, clean around the stoma site daily. Follow these steps: Allow skin to dry. 2-Instructed patient While the stoma site heals, clean around the stoma site daily. Follow these steps:Observe your stoma site daily for redness, pain , swelling, or unusual drainage around the tube. If you notice any of these signs, call your doctor 3-Instructed patient If you cannot unclog your tube, call your doctor. It is important not to miss your prescribed liquid food and water.
Tracheostomy care Instructed patient to contact the doctors or nurse if there are any signs of infection at the stoma site including any redness, odor, swelling.
Tracheostomy Care Instructed patient long term complications include acute airway obstruction, blocked tube, Infection localized to stoma or tracheo-bronchial
Tracheostomy care Instructed patient patients with a tracheostomy have altered upper airway function and may have increased oral care requirements. Mouth care should assessed by the nurse caring for the patient.
SN used hand cleaner, donned gloves. Drainage bag from old catheter has clear yellow with sediments urine. SN donned sterile gloves, cleaned the perineum around the urinary meatus with chlorhexidine swabs. Flush Foley with 50 cc NS and immediately drained clear yellow urine. Then connected Foley to new drainage bag, then statlock placed on right thigh to secure catheter. Adult diaper put on patient. All items used for procedure disposed of in plastic bag, tied shut and put in household trash.
Instructed patient To care for your skin:Wash your skin with warm water and dry it well before you attach the pouch. Avoid skin care products that contain alcohol. These can make your skin too dry.
Instructed patient caregiver that It is normal to feel some pain and discomfort for about a week after the tracheostomy procedure. If you have difficulty breathing and it is not relieved by your usual method of clearing secretions. when secretions become thick, if crusting occurs or mucus plugs are present. Your physician may recommend increasing.