Energy conservation

Energy conservation Teaching 2384

SN instructed patient on ways to conserve energy due to muscle weakness dx such as small frequent meals, avoiding large meals/overeating, take frequent rest periods to prevent from becoming tired, exercise as often as you can without tiring yourself out, stretching and range of motion is good to help build strength and controlling stress.

Energy conservation Teaching 1663

SN instructed patient in energy conservation techniques that are ways to modify activities to prevent exhaustion, also explain that using these strategies to do the things you have to do may help you to have energy left over to do the things you want to do.

Energy conservation Teaching 1664

SN instructed patient that people with heart and/or lung failure can benefit from energy conservation techniques like pace activities and spread them throughout the day/week, plan the day in advance so that you won’t feel rushed, break up tasks into small steps and rest in between, sit down instead of standing for most any activity, and work with arms below the shoulders as overhead activities are more taxing.