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Nurse Teachings on Exercises to Help Rehab after Knee Replacement Surgery

Nurse Teachings on Exercises to Help Rehab after Knee Replacement Surgery Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on exercises to help rehab after knee replacement surgery as follows: Quad set exercises: This exercise strengthens quadriceps muscle, the big muscle on the front of the thigh. This muscle helps with straightening the knee from bending position during walking, running, sitting to standing posture, climbing stairs, jumping, and squatting. You can sit in the bed or on any [...]

Nurse Teachings on Walker Safety Precautions for Seniors

Nurse Teachings on Walker Safety Precautions for Seniors Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on walker safety precautions as follows: 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 floor can contribute to slipping, loss of balance, and fall injury. Wear comfortable clothes [...]

Nurse Teachings on Indications For Using Metformin

Nurse Teachings on Indications For Using Metformin Nurse educated the patient and caregiver on indications for using metformin as follows: Type 2 diabetes: Insulin is a hormone that 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 the action insulin. Resistance to [...]

Nurse Teachings on Side Effects of Gabapentin

Nurse Teachings on Side Effects of Gabapentin Patient/caregiver was educated on side effects of gabapentin as follows: General allergic reactions: Gabapentin use can result in general allergic reactions, such as, skin rashes, hives, and itching. Some patients can present with symptoms of severe allergic and anaphylactic response, such as, swelling of face, lips, throat, and tongue, with consequent difficulty breathing. Seek emergency medical help for such findings, especially with difficulty breathing, for any appropriate measures to [...]

Nurse Teachings on Foods to be Avoided with Osteoarthritis

Nurse Teachings on Foods to be Avoided with Osteoarthritis Patient/caregiver was educated that individuals with osteoarthritis should avoid following foods: Gluten containing foods: Consumption of gluten containing foods, such as, wheat, barley, rye, triticale, and malt could contribute to exacerbation of osteoarthritis in individuals with history. Avoiding/minimizing consumption of these gluten-containing grains and products made of them can be of significant help in preventing exacerbation of joint pains in individuals with osteoarthritis. Added sugars: Consumption of food [...]

Nurse Teachings on Complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Nurse Teachings Complications of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Nurse educated the patient/caregiver that complications of congestive heart failure include: Hypotension: Reduced output of blood from the heart due to congestive heart failure, can result in low blood volume in circulation, low blood pressure, and hypotensive symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness. Also, reduced blood supply to brain, secondary to hypotension and reduced output from heart, can contribute to altered level of consciousness. Eventually, this increase risk for [...]

Nurse Teachings on Precautions for Glipizide

Nurse Teachings on Precautions to be Observed while taking Glipizide Patient/caregiver was educated on the precautions to be observed while taking Glipizide as follows: 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 [...]

Nurse Teachings on Side Effects of Eliquis

Nurse Teachings on Side Effects of Eliquis Patient/caregiver was educated that side effects of using Eliquis can include 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. [...]

Nurse Teachings on How to Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development

Nurse Teachings on How to Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development Nurse educated the patient/caregiver on following measures to help prevent pressure ulcer development:  Discourage prolonged bedrest and promote ambulation & weight bearing, unless bedrest is medically recommended. Activity and ambulation can help prevent excessive pressure on dependent body parts and thus prevent development of pressure ulcers. Change your position frequently, every 15 – 20 minutes, which can help with shifting the weight evenly and prevent excessive [...]

Nurse Teachings on GERD Diet

Nurse Teachings on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Diet Nurse educated the patient/caregiver on Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diet recommendations as 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 [...]

Nurse Teachings on Measures to Improve Iron Absorption in Anemia

Nurse Teachings on Measures to Improve Iron Absorption in Anemia Nurse educated the patient/caregiver on measures to improve iron absorption in anemia as follows: Avoid taking calcium supplements and calcium containing foods along with foods containing iron and iron supplements. Calcium inhibits absorption of iron and avoiding calcium supplements and milk products on the same meal with iron rich foods, can help improved absorption of iron. Observing a gap of 2 hours between consuming food [...]

Nursing Visit Note OASIS Documentation Templates

Nursing Visit Note OASIS Documentation Templates Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive skilled nursing narrative for various health conditions using our customizable skilled nursing documentation templates. We also offer more than 7500 nurse teachings for home health nurses. Whether you are a new or experienced field nurse, we will help you save time in creating comprehensive skilled nursing visit notes more efficiently. We offer a 3 day free trial so that you can [...]

Home Health OASIS Documentation Samples

Nursing Visit Note OASIS Documentation Templates Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive skilled nursing narrative for various health conditions using our customizable skilled nursing documentation templates. We also offer more than 7500 nurse teachings for home health nurses. Whether you are a new or experienced field nurse, we will help you save time in creating comprehensive skilled nursing visit notes more efficiently. We offer a 3 day free trial so that you can [...]

Home HealthCare Documentation Forms

Home Healthcare Documentation Forms Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive skilled nursing narrative for various health conditions using our customizable skilled nursing documentation templates.  Sign up know more!! #1 Reason(s) for Home Health Admission PICC Line Patient is a 62-year-old female who was diagnosed with MRSA pneumonia on 11/20/2010. Patient was admitted to XXX and was on antibiotics. Patient was discharged on 11/25/2010 with PICC line and an order for IV antibiotics to [...]

Home Health Paperwork Example

Home Health Paperwork Example Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive skilled nursing narrative for various health conditions using our customizable skilled nursing documentation templates. Sign up know more!! #1 Reason(s) for Home Health Recertification UTI Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Patient presented with burning, frequency, and urgency around 08/14/2011 and was seen by Dr. A on 08/16/2011. Patient was diagnosed with UTI and was started on SMZ-TMP 800/160 mg 1 tablet twice daily, on 08/16/2011. [...]

Home Health Documentation Templates

Home Health Documentation Templates Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive assessment narrative for various health conditions using our customizable and guided OASIS templatese.  Sign up know more!! #1 Reason(s) for Home Health Recertification Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Declining Renal Status GERD Patient's blood pressures have not been in good control in the last certification period with systolic ranging between 128 - 157. 3 systolic readings on SN notes were in the 150s in the [...]

OASIS Assessment Templates

OASIS Assessment Narrative Templates Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive assessment narrative for various health conditions using our customizable and guided OASIS templates.  Sign up know more!! #1 Reason(s) for Home Health Recertification Diminishing Response to Neuro- Emotional Status Increasing Frequency of Urinary Incontinence Patient appeared very passive, calm, and hardly responsive. He appeared a little confused with regards to orientation of his room, while walking back in from the restroom. Episodes of [...]

Nursing Assessment Documentation Templates

Nursing Assessment Documentation Templates Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive assessment narrative for various health conditions using our customizable and guided OASIS templatese.  Sign up know more!! #1  Reason(s) for Home Health Recertification Poorly managed BP Reported to the Physician Noncompliance with Dietary Recommendations Noncompliance with Doctor Visits Heart sounds were noted to be regular. On SN visits, systolic blood pressure varied between 108 - 150 and diastolic blood pressure varied between 60 [...]

Home Health Skilled Nursing OASIS Assessment Templates

Home Health Skilled Nursing OASIS Assessment Templates This post provides home health skilled nursing OASIS assessment templates for writing OASIS assessment note for Start of Care and Recertification Evaluation in home healthcare setting. We have listed the reasons for patient's admission assessment and based on those reasons we have built a summary which will explain and justify the need for admitting the patient to home healthcare services. Here is our 60 Day Summary Template- https://homehealthpatienteducation.com/60-day-summary-template/ Home [...]

Nursing Narrative Note

Nursing Narrative Note Examples Now you can generate similar detailed and comprehensive skilled nursing narrative for various health conditions using our customizable skilled nursing documentation templates.  Sign up know more!! #1  Reason(s) for Home Health Recertification Un-resolving Pain Episodes Sleep Disturbances Un-resolving GERD Comprehensive home visit SN assessment and evaluation of all of patient's body systems, needed for recertification to home health services for episode period 09/03/2011 - 10/31/2011. Patient has a past medical history [...]

Nurse Teachings on Foods to Avoid on Pureed Diet

Nurse Teachings on Foods to Avoid on Pureed Diet Patient/caregiver was educated foods that should be avoided on a pureed diet. Avoid all whole fruits on pureed diet. Puree or mash the fruits completely into a smooth consistency. Make sure there is no pulp or any lumps or seeds or pieces of hard skin or string-like fibers in the pureed fruit before eating. Avoid all whole bakery products on pureed diet. Bakery products, such as, [...]

Nurse Teachings on Causes of Constipation

Nurse Teachings on Causes of Constipation Patient/caregiver was educated on common causes of constipation are listed below- Low amount of fiber in the diet: Lack of fiber in the diet slows down the movement of waste material or feces in the large intestine. Consequently, more water is absorbed from the feces and the stool becomes hard. Low intake of water: Low intake of fluid also slows down the movement of waste material or feces in the large [...]

Nurse Teachings on Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension

Nurse Teachings on Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension Patient/caregiver was educated on signs and symptoms of hypertension as below: Vision problems: Progressive damage to blood vessels in the retina, due to unresolved elevated blood pressure, can result in retinal bleeding, compromised blood supply to the retinal tissue, and retinal damage, thus affecting the visual function. This can lead to diminishing vision and in severe cases, even result in complete vision loss and blindness. Chest pain: [...]

Nurse Teachings on Insulin Resistance

Nurse Teachings 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 the blood to tissues, the blood glucose levels fall. Insulin stimulates the liver and muscle tissue to store excess glucose. [...]

Nurse Teachings on Contraindications for Paraflex

  Contraindications for Paraflex Use Patient/caregiver was educated on contraindications for Paraflex as below: 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 allergic response with any of these medications, check with your physician regarding your safety with intake of paraflex. Paraflex could interact with a number of [...]

Nurse Teachings on Precautions for ACE Inhibitors

Nurse Teachings on Precautions for ACE Inhibitors Patient/caregiver was educated on precautions to be observed while taking ACE inhibitors as follows: Drink 2.5 liters to 3 liters of fluid every day, as ACE inhibitors tend to cause loss of fluid volume and consequently, dehydration. If fluid is restricted in an individual for reasons, such as, congestive heart failure or dialysis dependent status, compliance to the recommendation made is very important. Be aware of signs and [...]

Nurse Teachings on Inhalers

Nurse Teachings on Inhalers Patient/caregiver was educated on the process steps to use spacer with inhaler as below: 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 before using it. Shake the inhaler well for 5 seconds before every use. Take the cap off the mouthpiece of the [...]

Nurse Teachings on Contraindications for Ferrous Sulfate Iron Supplement

Nurse Teachings on Contraindications for Ferrous Sulfate Iron Supplement Patient/caregiver was educated on contraindications for using Ferrous Sulfate iron supplement as below- 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 ferrous sulfate or any preparations containing iron, check with your physician regarding your safety with intake of ferrous sulfate iron supplement. Phenylalanine is [...]

Nurse Teachings on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Nurse Teachings on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Patient/caregiver was educated on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome also known as ARDS as follows: 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 alveoli are filled with fluid in a patient with ARDS, the [...]

Nurse Teaching on Baclofen Uses

Therapeutic Uses of Baclofen Patient/caregiver was educated on therapeutic uses of baclofen as below: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): Motor nerves originate in the brain and travelling through the spinal cord, reach the various muscles throughout the body, thus conducting the impulse to the muscles. ALS is a condition in which there is progressive degeneration of the motor nerves controlling the activity of the various muscles. Progressive degeneration of the motor nerves contributes to altered and compromised [...]