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Risk Factors for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Patient was educated on risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease as follows: Obesity Overweight and obese individuals have more abdominal fat, which can exert pressure on the abdomen, especially in a position of lying down on the back. Increased pressure on the abdomen can drive the acid contents up into the esophagus, precipitating attacks of [...]

How to Use a Nebulizer

Patient was educated on the process to use a nebulizer as follows: There are 4 parts to a nebulizer. Air compressor Oxygen tubing Nebulizer cup Mouthpiece Make sure the nebulizer cup and air compressor are clean before using them. Connect the air compressor to an electric outlet. Make sure the vents on the air compressor [...]

Loop Diuretics and Mechanism of Action

Patient/caregiver was educated on loop diuretics and their mechanism of action as follows: Loop diuretics are diuretics that act on the loop of Henle, a part of the kidney, involved in the reabsorption of water and solutes from the urine. Loop diuretics inhibit the reabsorption of water and five important salts- sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, [...]

Side Effects of Arimidex

Patient/caregiver was educated on the side-effects of using Arimidex as follows: Skeletal side-effects Estrogen in postmenopausal women help in maintaining the bone mass and preventing development of osteoporosis. Reduced levels of estrogen hormone in the body, secondary to Arimidex use, can predispose postmenopausal women to reduced bone mass, demineralization of bone, osteoporosis, weakened skeletal framework, [...]

Oxygen Precautions

Patient/caregiver was educated on oxygen precautions as follows: Avoid using any material flammable, such as aerosol cans, cleaning fluids, alcohol products, and petroleum products, near the oxygen tank. Maintain at least 10-meter distance from any open source of flame or potential source of spark, such as stoves, candles, fireplaces, hair dryers, and electric razors. Follow [...]