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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 likely to clot. Xarelto helps individuals with cardiac arrhythmias, such as, atrial fibrillation, by preventing formation of clot and consequent [...]

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 legs and lead to impaired balance and fall. Maintain the floor dry. Wipe any spillage immediately. Any wetness of the [...]

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 providing nutrition to the cells of body tissues. Type-2 diabetes is a condition in which your body becomes resistant to [...]

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 of nerves and firing of nerve impulses, gabapentin can help with reducing/prevention of seizure activity. Gabapentin can be used as [...]

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 the job. Individuals can benefit greatly by avoiding certain foods if they are suffering with osteoarthritis. We have provided a [...]

Complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Nurse Teaching on Complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Effectively contracting and optimally functioning heart muscle is needed to pump blood from one chamber in the heart to the next in orderly fashion, pump blood into the lungs for oxygen pick-up, and pump oxygen rich blood to the vital organs and tissues in the body. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is an abnormal condition of the heart, in which the heart muscle is damaged. The signs [...]

What precautions do I observe while taking Glipizide

Nurse Teaching on Precautions to be Observed while taking Glipizide Observe the following precautions while taking Glipizide: Take the medication at the same time every day, to avoid forgetting the medication. Maintain good regular eating habits. Do not skip your meals. Be aware of signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as, dizziness, lightheadedness, sweating, and hunger, to avoid any episodes of altered levels of consciousness and accidental falls. One should stay away from activities, such as, [...]

Side Effects of Eliquis

Side Effects of Eliquis Side effects of using Eliquis are listed below- Nausea and vomiting These are some of the most common side effects of Eliquis. Taking the medication with some food can minimize the effects of nausea and vomiting. Anaphylaxis A rare, but serious anaphylactic response can occur for Eliquis. Patients can present with extreme itching and rash, swelling of the face and throat, dizziness, bronchoconstriction, and difficulty breathing. This is an emergency and [...]

How to prevent pressure ulcer development

Nurse Teaching on How to Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from unrelieved and prolonged pressure on the skin. Pressure ulcers often develop in individuals with history of prolonged bedrest, wheelchair bound status, and limited independence for ADL performance. Bedsores develop secondary to the unrelieved pressure on the skin and the skin getting damaged between the dependent surface (bed/chair) and the underlying bone. Pressure [...]

How to follow Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Diet

Nurse Teaching on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Diet Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diet recommendations are listed below- Reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus results in GERD symptoms. Avoid high fatty foods, greasy and spicy foods, as they can result in easy reflux of the acid up into the esophagus. Also, these foods take more time to empty and stay in the stomach longer and so, are at increased risk to promote GERD symptoms. [...]