Osteoarthritis Teaching 2217

Skilled Nursing visited PT, PT alert and oriented x 3 PERRL. SN assessed PT head to toe , Vital signs taken and recorded using universal precaution standard . Lungs Bilateral even , unlabored respiration, abdomen soft non distended, skin warm and dry to touch , no distress and complications noted at this time. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint. It occurs most often in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Warning signs are: Stiffness in a joint after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time. Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints. A crunching feeling or the sound of bone rubbing on bone. Taught that eating well-balanced meals and avoiding.Taught that avoiding excess sugar intake and avoiding excess salt intake are measures aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.Taught that using assistive and/or protective devices, as needed, is a measure aimed to preventing/controlling Osteoarthritis.