SN assessed patient 's home for adverse extreme temperatures. Today the patient home is adequately heated. Patient was instructed to call their city's local warming center as needed. Patient verbalized understanding.
SN instructed caregiver that the medical home can schedule health maintenance visits frequently enough to be proactive about new issues, ensure that the family has access to reliable information, community services, and resources and coordinate care and interpret information or advice from specialists
Instructed patient how prevent a decrease in physical activity. Prevent a decrease in mental activity. Encourage daily verbal communication. Be attentive and listen and accept their feelings. Request a consultation with physicians and rehabilitation staff, rehabilitation making regular visits to elderly evacuees.
Instructed patient how prevent a decrease in physical activity. Encourage activity including cooperation with neighboring evacuees, incorporate rehabilitative activity into daily life. Explain the benefits of activities such as walking/ exercise on health, and promote them. Sn leave patient calmly watching TV.
Instruct patient and caregiver regarding self-management of total knee replacement. Instructed patient about how is life different after a knee replacement it’s also normal to have temporary swelling, pressure and/or bruising in your ankles and feet, and these may last for a few months. Here are a couple things you can do to help: ice your knee (always cover ice packs in a towel to avoid frostbite, wear compression stockings, elevate your leg with a pillow, ankle exercises verbalized.
SN completed patient cardiovascular and pulmonary assessment. Educated staff on monitoring patient for dizziness, syncope, cardiovascular status, anxiety, and agitation related to medication SEs. Staff to encourage patient to rise slowly to prevent syncope and dizziness. Staff instructed to monitor environmental hazards to prevent falls and injuries in addition to monitoring skin for breakdown due to episodes of bowel and bladder incontinence.
SN completed patient cardiovascular and pulmonary assessment. Medication reviewed and administered. Educated staff on monitoring patient for mood changes, aggressive episodes, anxiety, and agitation related to medication SEs. Staff instructed to monitor environmental hazards to prevent falls and injuries. Staff was also encourages to encourage patient to rise slowly to prevent syncope and dizziness.
Monitor circulation r/t compression dressing. Report if dressing is tight and constricting esp. in back of leg. Check color of feet and report if bluish or purple in color. Report any c/o numbness or tingling. Dressing should be removed immediately if any s/s occur. and notify doctor or nurse.
SN instructed about aspiration precautions. Consume honey thick liquids. Do not use a straw to drink fluid. Sit straight up when eating or drinking, have supervision with meals, do not eat alone. Sit up at least 1/2 hour after a meal.
SN instructed patient on importance of hand washing before and after eating, after using the bathroom , after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, after being outside , in order to prevent spread of germs.