1.To monitor her food and fluid intake. Eat a balanced meal three times a day. Encourage high fiber foods.

2.Avoid fried foods for example fried chicken, fried potatoes, no canned foods because canned foods are full of salt which will make you to retain fluids.

3.No over the counter medications.

4. Daily weight of mrs Jalingo if she is 3lbs overweight a day or 5 to 7lbs overweight in one week notify the doctor.

5.Teach her to Change her Position Slowly to prevent falls. πŸ›Œ

6.Take her medication as ordered.Monitor blood pressure.

7.Sit in upright position and elevate legs.

8.Apply support tedhose as ordered . Encourage ambulation.

9.The doctor will order diuretics such as Furosemide to help her urine and decrease excess fluid in her body. She should take it in the morning. To prevent her from Waking up all Night to urinate. With Furosemide monitor for low potassium.

10.What will you teach her about SEX ?.If she or husband ask you about it.She can have sex if she can climb two stairs up WITHOUT shortness of breath(SOB). Because sex is another form of exercise.

11.Follow up with doctor orders if in doubt call for clarification.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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