Osteoarthritis

Nursing Continuing Education

Osteoarthritis Teaching 2156

Sn instructed about patient symptoms of ( OA ). Joint pain and stiffness. Pain and stiffness may get worse with periods of inactivity or overuse. People with osteoarthritis ( OA ) have more stiffness first thing in the morning ( usually for less than 30 minutes ) or after sitting for a prolonged period of time. Many people have more pain in their hips or knees if they walk farther than they usually do. They have weak muscles, grinding or crackling noise with motion, swelling or bumps, or loss of range of motion.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 859

Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Osteoarthritis, such as: poor body posture and metabolic or endocrine abnormalities, among others.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 860

Taught that following good body mechanics, as directed by MD, is a measure aimed to preventing and/or controlling Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 861

Instructed on the importance of avoiding exercising a hot, inflamed joint.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1168

Taught that setting realistic goals and balancing work with rest are measures aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1169

Taught that eating well-balanced meals and avoiding

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1170

Taught that avoiding excess sugar intake and avoiding excess salt intake are measures aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1171

Taught that following good body mechanics is a measure aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1172

Taught that using assistive and/or protective devices, as needed, is a measure aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Teaching 1173

Taught that using joint protection principles is a measure aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.