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Discharge Teaching Plan Form

Your Instructor’s Name: Professor Halpin-Garcia
Purpose: The focus of this assignment is identifying patient’s needs and analysis and synthesis of details within the written client record and planning an appropriate discharge plan with necessary patient teaching of the disease process.
Points: This assignment is worth a total of 150 points.
Directions: Please refer to the Discharge Teaching Plan Guidelines found in Doc Sharing for details about how to complete this form. Remember there is a 6 page maximum limit on this assignment.
Type your answers on this form. Click “Save as” and save the file with the assignment name and your last name, e.g., “NR305_Discharge_Teaching_Plan_Form_Smith” When you are
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| Medications | Take them as prescribed by the physician. Know the correct technique to administer herself insulin. Know the signs and symptoms of when to use her inhaler. | Write down when and how the medications should be taken.Know what the side effects are of using an inhaler. Instruct Tina to use the inhaler and if more than one puff is needed make sure she knows to wait 2 minutes before taking the second one. | Some medications need to be taken on an empty stomach, where others need to be taken with food. Sometimes patients stop taking medication because they don’t know what the side effects are, so they think that it’s not helping them. Some side effects may not feel right, but the medication is still helping you and you should continue to take them as prescribed. If you feel like you can’t take them you should consult your physician before stopping them. | Nutrition | Tina should continue a diet that is lower in calories, higher in complex carbohydrates found in vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grain cereals. Lower in saturated fats like butter, cheese, and fatty meat. Higher in mono and polyunsaturated fat like olive oil or canola oil. | Making a list of what foods she should be eating will help her make better choices. Go shopping with a friend who is going to support her in this change of lifestyle. | Amputations and blindness can be complications of diet related diabetes.Having someone to go through this change of lifestyle will help her make the
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