SN instructed patient that the following are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis: Tingling or numbness in legs or arms, Stiffness and severe back pain, difficulty in walking and standing for long time, might experience balancing problems and resting may provide temporary relief but the symptoms reoccur.
SN instructed patient on s/s of prostate cancer. While most prostate cancer does not cause any symptoms at all, the symptoms and signs of prostate cancer may include: frequent urination, weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder, the urge to urinate frequently at night, blood in the urine, new onset of erectile dysfunction, pain or burning during urination, which is much less common and discomfort or pain when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate.
SN instructed patient and caregiver that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis. It is very important for you to quit smoking to prevent chances of getting any or all of the diseases.
Educated patient on new medication Cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) is a first-generation antihistamine which is used as an appetite stimulant.Side effects of Cyproheptadine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:dry mouth, nose, and throat, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, chest congestion, headache, excitement (especially in children), muscle weakness. Understanding was verbalized.
SN instructed patient that Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are colorless blood cells that help blood clot. Platelets stop bleeding by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel injuries. Thrombocytopenia often occurs as a result of a separate disorder, such as leukemia or an immune system problem. Or it can be a side effect of taking certain medications.
SN instructed patient to stop smoking, instructed that around 3 days after quitting, most people will experience moodiness and irritability, severe headaches, and cravings as the body readjusts. In as little as 1 month, a person's lung function begins to improve. As the lungs heal and lung capacity improves, former smokers may notice less coughing and shortness of breath.
SN instructed the patient to keep oxygen away from any open flame to include smoking and also in-home pilot lights such as stove, furnace and water heater. Oxygen produced from concentrator and oxygen tanks is flammable. Call your company for a humidifier if causing nasal dryness or you may purchase lubricants made for oxygen use at your local pharmacy. Do not use Vaseline or petroleum based products as these can cause irritation and skin complications. Post no smoking / no Open Flame signs.
SN instructed patient about how you will need to continue these exercises at home.When you are able to perform certain tasks, such as getting out of bed alone and using the bathroom, you will be able to go home. You may need to use a cane or walker for a short period of time after your operation.
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