How to administer insulin

How to administer insulin Mechanism of insulin action Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the pancreas in your body. Insulin helps with shifting the glucose from the blood into the cells of body tissues. This helps with regulating the blood sugar levels. Also, glucose transported into the cells provides nutrition to the cells and [...]

Home Safety Measures for Alzheimer’s Patients

Home Safety Measures for Alzheimer’s Patients Avoid/limit the use of mirrors in patient’s room and restroom, as mirror images can be extremely confusing to an individual with Alzheimer’s. It is very common for an Alzheimer’s patient to interpret the image of self in the mirror as a different person and fearing a threat from this [...]

Exercises to Help Rehab after Knee Replacement Surgery

Exercises to Help Rehab after Knee Replacement Surgery Knee replacement surgery is usually performed in individuals with history of arthritis, such as, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gouty arthritis involving the knee. Also, knee joint could be replaced in individuals with severe damage to the joint due to accident & other physical injuries. Thus, wear and [...]

Management Measure for Prostate Cancer

Management Measure for Prostate Cancer This nurse teaching lists management measure for prostate cancer which essentially depend upon various factors, such as, the type of cancer, how rapid the cancer is growing, extent of involvement, sites of cancer spread, individual’s age, other coexisting health conditions, and many others. Nurses can use this patient teaching to [...]

How to Educate or Practice Timed Voiding

How to Educate or Practice Timed Voiding Timed voiding pattern is a behavior therapy of bladder retraining. If patient is having urinary problems such as, incontinence, incomplete emptying of bladder, reduced bladder capacity, and frequent urge to urinate, it is important to know how to educate or practice timed voiding . This technique allows an [...]

How to Take Xarelto

How to take Xarelto Xarelto is an anticoagulant inhibiting some proteins that help clotting. Xarelto inhibits factor Xa, a very key factor, along the pathway of clot formation. Inhibition of factor Xa by Xarelto further leads to inhibition of formation of several other proteins along the clotting pathway, thus making the blood thinner and less [...]

Walker Safety Precautions for Seniors

Walker Safety Precautions for Seniors If a senior on home health care service is using walker, nurses can use this teaching to educate them about the walker safety precautions. List of walker safety precautions- Clear all the cables and cords that can be on the way for the walker. They can entangle to the walker [...]

Indications For Using Metformin

Indications For Using Metformin Metformin is an oral medication used for blood sugar management, especially in patients with type-2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas in your body. Insulin helps with shifting the glucose in the blood into the cells of body tissues. This helps with regulating the blood sugar levels and [...]

Side Effects of Gabapentin

Side Effects of Gabapentin Rapid firing of nerve impulses is considered responsible for seizure activity and nerve pain. Gabapentin is a medication that affects certain neurotransmitters in the body, which are responsible for development of seizures/convulsions and nerve pain. Affecting these chemicals, gabapentin helps with reducing the excitation of the nerves. By reducing the excitation [...]

Foods to be Avoided with Osteoarthritis

Patient Education on Foods to be Avoided with Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis in senior citizens and is the result of progressive wear and tear of the joint over the years. Osteoarthritis also has serious bearing with the nature of job due to the wear and tear on the joint, while performing [...]