Tracheostomy Teaching 2271

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 Teaching 2270

Tracheostomy Care Instructed patient long term complications include acute airway obstruction, blocked tube, Infection localized to stoma or 

Tracheostomy Teaching 2268

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.

General information Teaching 2256

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.

Ileostomy Teaching 2252

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.

Tracheostomy Teaching 2247

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.

Dialysis care Teaching 2239

SN instructed patient High blood pressure often has no warning signs or symptoms, so many people don’t realize they have it. Some symptoms may include headache, blurred vision, nervousness, sweating, difficulty sleeping or facial flushing. Even with no symptoms, hypertension needs ongoing treatment to protect the heart, kidneys and other organs from further damage.

Dialysis Teaching 2238

SN instructed patient What can you do to control blood pressure? To minimize the risk of hypertension, control sodium, potassium, and other essential electrolytes the body uses to maintain fluid balance. The recommendation for patients with kidney disease: limit sodium intake to no more than 1,500 mg per day. Most sodium in today’s diet comes from processed foods and restaurants foods. Unhealthy lifestyles choices, such as smoking tobacco, obesity, and excessive alcohol consumption, may also contribute to hypertension.

PICC Line Teaching 2227

Instructed patient always clean your hands before and after you come in contact with any part of the PICC line. Your caregivers, family members, and any visitors should use good hand hygiene, too. Instructed patient keep the PICC dry. The catheter and dressing must stay dry.

PICC Line Teaching 2226

Instructed patient when showering, cover the area with plastic wrap or another cover as recommended by your healthcare provider. And keep the area out of the water spray. If the dressing does get wet, change it only if you have been shown how. Otherwise, call your healthcare team right away for help.