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Home Health Patient Education on Functions of Different Parts of the Brain

Functions of Different Parts of the Brain Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on the functions of different parts of the brain as follows: Brain is broadly divided into cerebrum or the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, and brainstem, each part performing different functions and put together contribute to the normal function of the brain. Cerebrum is the big dome-shaped part of the brain, divided into many lobes, and occupies major part of the space in the [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Sites for Insulin Administration

Sites for Insulin Administration Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on sites for insulin administration as follows:  Insulin is administered into the less sensitive layer of fatty tissue, just underneath the skin (subcutaneous fat). Injecting insulin into the fat layer beneath the skin can help absorption of insulin into the blood stream at a desired and consistent rate. Insulin can be injected into the subcutaneous fat available at various body sites by using insulin syringe, insulin pen, [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Route of Insulin Administration

Route of Insulin Administration Nurse educated the patient and on route of insulin administration as follows: Insulin is administered into the less sensitive layer of fatty tissue, just underneath the skin (subcutaneous fat). Injecting insulin into the fat layer beneath the skin can help absorption of insulin into the blood stream at a desired and consistent rate. To facilitate insulin administration into the subcutaneous fat, insulin is administered via insulin syringe, insulin pen, or insulin infusion. The [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Systematic Factors Contributing to Delayed Wound Healing

Systematic Factors Contributing to Delayed Wound Healing Nurse educated the patient and caregiver upon overall systematic factors contributing to delayed wound healing as follows: Poor nutritional status: Adequate nutrition intake, especially protein intake, is needed for timely wound healing. Protein is essential for development of granulation tissue, resulting in quickening of the healing process. Individuals with history of malnutrition can present with poor protein intake, which can compromise growth of granulation tissue, thus contributing to [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Distraction Technique for Pain Management

Distraction Technique for Pain Management Nurse educated the patient and caregiver regarding practicing distraction technique for pain management as follows: Distraction is an alternative pain management technique of shifting the attention away. Distraction can help with masking and reducing the experience of pain, by consciously training the mind to focus on an activity, but does not completely terminate the pain. Practice distraction technique by listening to some soothing music or a song you like. You [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Hypoglycemia in Diabetic Individuals

Common Causes of Hypoglycemia in Diabetic Individuals Nurse educated the patient and caregiver regarding common causes of hypoglycemia in diabetic individuals as follows: Irregular eating habits: Appropriate eating habits at regular intervals is very important to maintain the blood sugar levels in a healthy range. Individuals practicing intermittent fasting or those with irregular eating habits can often miss a meal and consequently, stand the risk for presentation with low blood sugars. Advanced age: Senior citizens [...]

Home Health Patient Education on Coping Measures for Depression

Self-help and Coping Measures for Individuals with Depression nurse educated the patient and caregiver upon self-help and coping measures for depressed individuals as follows: Do not shy away from seeking expert opinion on your condition. Always involve your physician/psychiatrist, family, well-wishers in your depression management and seek their advice, as needed. Notify your doctor appropriately on your response to treatments, any side-effects experienced with medications prescribed, any uncontrolled or worsening symptoms of depression, to help [...]

Importance of Clinical Narrative and Patient Education while Documenting Home Health OASIS Assessments

Importance of Clinical Narrative and Patient Education while Documenting Home Health OASIS Assessments Creating good quality nursing documentation in home health industry can be very time consuming and often nurses complete the paperwork at home, taking time out of personal life. Home health agencies operate can be Medicare-based agencies and/or agencies that accept only private insurance. It has been observed that home health nursing documentation for private insurance patients is easier and less time-consuming, owing [...]

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 [...]