Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1680
Patient instructed in congestive heart failure occurs when your heart is not able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the rest of your body. If you have CHF, blood and extra fluid may back up into your lungs, making it difficult for you to breathe, swelling in your ankles and legs (called edema) may occur, you may experience excess fatigue with exercise.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1646
Instructed patient about the signs and symptoms to call 9-1-1 with regard to diagnosis Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), or congestive heart failure, that may point to the condition being worsened and needing immediate medical attention by 9-1-1, call MD to report to MD: crackling noise that can be audibly heard as patient exhales, pink, frothy sputum that patient coughs out, patient has markedly increased shortness of breath that is not relieved even after 15 minutes of rest, may also be non-productive but incessant cough that includes crackling sound, rapid heart rate that may last more than 30 minutes (with or without dizziness), weight gain of more than 2-3 pounds in one day, or 5-7 pounds in seven days, lower extremity swelling which may or may not include fluid seeping through the skin. With regard to increased/increasing shortness of breath that is not relieved, however, told PCG and patient to remain calm and call 9-1-1 and not wait/call MD as it needs to be taken care of right away, because the patient needs oxygen in the body immediately - a medical emergency.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1257
Instructed on some potential complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), such as: damage to such organs as liver, kidney and/or brain, among others.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1112
Instructed on some potential complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), such as: acute pulmonary edema and pneumonia, among others.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1109
Instructed on the importance, when having Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), of reporting immediately signs/symptoms, such as: rapid weight gain and loss of appetite, among others.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1111
Instructed on the importance, when having Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), of reporting immediately signs/symptoms, such as: persistent cough and frequent urination at night, among others.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1110
Instructed on the importance, when having Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), of reporting immediately signs/symptoms, such as: increased shortness of breath and edema (fluid retention), among others.
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1255
Taught that maintaining body weight under control is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1151
Taught that taking corresponding medications exactly as directed by MD is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
Congestive Heart Failure Teaching 1150
Taught that avoiding extremes in temperature is a measure aimed to controlling/managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).