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Home Health Patient Education on Exercises to Help Prepare for Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Exercises to Help Prepare for Shoulder Replacement Surgery Nurse/physical therapist educated the patient/caregiver regarding exercises to help prepare shoulder joint replacement surgery as follows: Pain in the joint can be a deterrent for participation in the exercise schedule. Taking a pain medication 30 minutes before the exercise schedule can help with better pain control and improved compliance with therapy. Placing an ice pack on the shoulder joint for 30 minutes before and after the therapy [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Risk Factors for Development of Varicose Veins

Risk Factors for Development of Varicose Veins Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on the risk factors for development of varicose veins as below: Age: With advancing age, the valves in the veins helping with unidirectional blood flow in the lower limbs, towards the heart, lose their ability to regulate the blood flow. Also, the veins lose their elasticity with age, allowing them to stretch beyond limits and accommodate increasing volume of venous blood, thus increasing [...]