Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

Nurse Teaching on Insulin Resistance When blood glucose levels rise after a meal, the pancreas releases Insulin into the blood. Insulin helps transport glucose in the blood into the cells and tissues throughout the body. Insulin helps cells in the muscle, fat, and liver absorb glucose from the bloodstream. When the glucose is transported from [...]

What should I avoid while using Paraflex

What should I avoid while using Paraflex Contraindications for paraflex use are listed below- Contraindications for Paraflex Use Do not take Paraflex, if you ever manifested any allergic responses to intake of paraflex or any other medications belonging to the group of skeletal muscle relaxants, such as, methocarbamol and baclofen. In the event of an [...]

Nurse Teaching on ACE Inhibitors

Nurse Teaching on ACE Inhibitors ACE Inhibitors ACE inhibitors are drugs that inhibit the enzyme, ACE, which converts inactive form of Angiotensin to active form of Angiotensin. Angiotensin is a hormone that is produced in the human body. This hormone is initially produced in an inactive form and is converted to active form by the [...]

What are the risk factors for developing Varicose Veins

Nurse Teaching on Risk Factors for Development of Varicose Veins Risk Factors for Development of Varicose Veins are listed 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 [...]

How to use a spacer with inhaler

Process to use a spacer with inhaler Please follow the process steps listed below to use spacer with inhaler- Remove the cap from your inhaler, and from your spacer, if it has one Shake the inhaler well before use (3-4 shakes) Put the inhaler into the spacer Always, check the expiration date on the inhaler [...]

What should I avoid while taking Ferrous sulfate Iron Supplement

Nurse Teaching on Ferrous sulfate Iron Supplement The contraindications for using Ferrous Sulfate iron supplement are listed below- Contraindications For Using Ferrous Sulfate Iron Supplement Do not take Ferrous sulfate, if you ever manifested any allergic responses to intake of the ferrous sulfate iron supplement. In the event of history of an allergic response with [...]

Nurse Teaching on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Nurse Teaching on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome also known as ARDS is a condition in which there is fluid built up in the alveoli of the lungs, secondary to injury to the lung. Usually, alveoli are the sites for gas exchange in the lungs. Since, the [...]

Nurse Teaching on Baclofen

Nurse Teaching on Baclofen Therapeutic Uses of Baclofen Upon intake of baclofen, inhibition of nerve impulse conduction from the spinal cord to the muscle leads to muscle relaxation. Therapeutic uses of Baclofen are listed below- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Motor nerves originate in the brain and travelling through the spinal cord, reach the various muscles [...]

Nurse Teaching on Precautions to be observed while taking Amoxapine

Nurse Teaching on Precautions to be observed while taking Amoxapine List of precautions to be observed while taking Amoxapine - Follow closely on the expiration date of the medication. If using a pillbox, check the expiration date on the medication container every time you fill the pillbox. If you are taking this medication for longer [...]

Home Health Skilled Nursing Documentation Example

Home Health Skilled Nursing Documentation Example This post provides skilled nursing documentation example for writing assessment note for Resumption of Care and Start of Care in home healthcare setting. We have listed the reasons for patient's hospitalization. Based on those reasons, we have built a summary which can explain and justify the need for resumption [...]