General teaching

General teaching Teaching 2548

SN instructed patient ways to clear nasal sinuses and to moisturize your sinuses by draping a towel over your head as you breathe in the vapor from a bowl of medium-hot water. Keep the vapor directed toward your face. Or take a hot shower, breathing in the warm, moist air to help ease pain and help mucus drain. Rinse out your nasal passages. Use a specially designed squeeze bottle, saline canister.

General teaching Teaching 2399

SN completed all education for this SNV, and reminded patient on the importance of going to all medical appointments, bringing blood pressure log and all of his/her medications. Patient/Caregiver verbalized understanding.

General teaching Teaching 1699

Medication profile reviewed and reconciled. SN reviewed and instructed patient on medication regimen of spirivia. Instructed patient that medication is used for maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Spiriva HandiHaler is indicated to reduce exacerbations in COPD patients. Instructed patient that, with administration of Spiriva HandiHaler, a Spiriva capsule is placed into the center chamber of the HandiHaler device. The capsule is pierced by pressing and releasing the green piercing button on the side of the HandiHaler device. The tiotropium formulation is dispersed into the air stream when its inhaled through the mouthpiece. Instructed to inhale once or twice to get al medication inhaled. Instructed patient that dry mouth or constipation may occur. Instructed to notify MD/SN right away if any serious side effects, including: vision changes (such as blurred vision, seeing halos), eye pain, difficult/painful urination, fast heartbeat.

General teaching Teaching 201

Instructed in the importance of follow-up visits to MD.

General teaching Teaching 202

Instructed to discard all outdated medications.

General teaching Teaching 203

Instructed to use Biohazardous waste/sharps containers provided by Home Health Agency.

General teaching Teaching 206

Instructed in complicated medication regime, with written medication schedule provided.

General teaching Teaching 207

Instructed in deep breathing exercises to promote lung expansion and prevent pulmonary congestion.

General teaching Teaching 208

Instructed to follow therapeutic diet, including adequate fluid intake to ensure proper nutrition and hydration.

General teaching Teaching 209

Instructed in the importance of addressing Advance Directives to ensure compliance with client's wishes and medical needs.