The patient will be educated to take medication around the clock as prescribed, take the missed dose as soon as recalled, but not close to the next dose. Remain upright position for 15-30 minutes after taking ibuprofen and take with a full cup of water. Medications can cause drowsiness, avoid driving, and the activities those require more alertness. Advise the patient to change position slowly after taking tramadol to minimize orthostatic hypotension. Gabapentin should not consume within two hours of antacids and take the first dose at bedtime because it may cause excessive sleepiness. Notify the provider for adverse reactions, such as the thought of suicide/dying, attempt to commit suicide, depression, trouble sleeping, and new or worse irritability (Vallerand, Sanoski, & Deglin, 2017).
The patient will be educated to monitor blood glucose, to prevent diabetic complications. Educate the patient for diet modification and examine her feet regularly to prevent ulcers. References Crowther-Radulewicz, C. L., & McCance, K. L. (2014). Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function. In K. L. McCance & S. E. Huether (Eds.), Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (7th ed., pp. 1565-1568). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby. Huether, S. E., Rodway, G., & DeFriez, C. (2014). Pain, temperature regulation, sleep, and sensory function. In K. L. McCance & S. E. Huether (Eds.), Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (7th ed., pp. 494-495). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby. Vallerand, A. H., Sanoski, C. A., & Deglin, J. H. (2017). Davis’s drug guide for nurses (15th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.
- Fall '15
- Pharmacology, neuropathic pain, Paresthesia