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Management and Prevention of Episodes of Hypoxia

Patient/caregiver was educated on measurement and prevention of episodes of hypoxia as follows: Oxygen supplementation usually is the main stay of treatment of hypoxia. Compliance with bronchodilator inhalations and nebulizer treatments will complement towards better oxygen transport and delivery to the tissues. Smoking cessation and avoidance of any respiratory irritants will help prevent any acute [...]

Class II Antiarrhythmic Medications – Beta Blockers

Patient was educated on Beta blockers and their mechanism of action as follows: Beta blockers are drugs that inhibit the action of adrenaline on both the Beta-1 and Beta-2 receptors. Beta-1 receptors are present in the pacemaker cells of the heart. Action of adrenaline on these cells increase the heart rate. Inhibition of action of [...]

How to Use Ferrous Sulfate

Patient/caregiver was educated on how to take Ferrous sulfate as follows: Take the medication at the same time, every day, to avoid forgetting the medication. Maintain strict compliance with intake of the medication as ordered, with regards to dosage and frequency, to derive the benefit of the medication. Do not change the dose on this [...]

Atorvastatin and Mechanism of Action

Patient/caregiver was instructed upon mechanism of action of atorvastatin as follows: Atorvastatin is an anti-cholesterol medication used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and also help improve the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) in the body. HMG CoA reductase is a key enzyme helping in the biosynthesis of cholesterol in the liver cells. [...]

Sensory Splitting Technique for Pain Management

Patient was instructed regarding sensory splitting technique for pain management as follows: Sensory splitting is a technique of pain management, in which you train the mind to split the unpleasant sensation of pain into various components, such as, type of pain, nature of pain, intensity of pain, and so on. This technique involves focusing more [...]