General information Teaching 1773
SN educated caregiver on Hypertensive urgency which is a situation where the blood pressure is severely elevated or higher for your diastolic pressure an that experiencing hypertensive urgency may or may not experience one or more of these symptoms: severe headache, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, and severe anxiety, chest pain, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision, difficulty speaking do not wait to see if your pressure comes down on its own. SN advised caregiver to seek immediately medical assistance and/or call 9-1-1 if listed above occurs or worsen with patient. Caregiver verbalized understanding of all teachings during visit.
General information Teaching 1772
SN reviewed patients medication with primary caregiver and instruct on medication compliance to better control the patients disease process. SN refilled patient’s medication box for daily routine implementation during visit. SN informed M.D. of patients elevated blood pressure and no new orders received, SN was advised to continue with patients current regimen.
General information Teaching 1771
SN completed assessment done on all body systems and noted patient with elevated blood pressure during visit. SN completed treatment during visit and noted no drainage on old tx, wound callused and new area found to left medial top of foot remains intact with no drainage noted. SN noted patient complaint of pain to bilateral lower extremities with +2 edema noted. SN educated primary caregiver on the importance of elevation of bilateral lower extremities as well as pain management for patient.
General information Teaching 1718
SN instructed patient on low salt diet. SN instructed patient on how to read nutritional labels on commercially prepared foods. Other salt alternatives such as Mrs. Dash was encouraged. SN explained how sodium affects blood pressure and water retention.
General information Teaching 1695
SN instructed patient on the importance of daily monitoring of the blood pressure; along with reporting an elevated BP of 160/90 and above to MD/SN stat.
General information Teaching 1653
Patient was given teaching on good body mechanics to avoid injury such as: keep your back straight as you walk and also when lifting making sure to never bend at the waist. If sitting put a pillow or rolled towel to support your lower back.
General information Teaching 477
Instructed patient about walking. It is a very good way to get regular exercise. Walking around the block for at least minutes every day is the ideal type of exercise. Always carry a snack.
General information Teaching 457
Advised using salt substitutes (if permitted by MD), by seasoning food with condiments, such as lemon, parsley, cinnamon, etc.
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Instructed patient to eat regular meals: three meals and a snack or two every day at about the same time. Do not skip meals. Choose a variety of foods to eat so the body gets the nutrition it needs. Use the Food Pyramid to choose, eat more from the foods at the bottom and eat less from the foods at the top. Eat more foods with high soluble fiber content such as legumes, fruits and oats.
General information Teaching 475
Instructed to patient about eating well with diabetes: eating habits do not have to change if you have diabetes. Your dietitian will help you to develop a meal plan that suits your taste and lifestyle. This plan will help you to keep your blood sugar in your target range. The result will be an eating plan you can enjoy.