Arranging for the wheelchair
Asking her family to visit
Assisting her to sit out of bed in a chair qid
Encouraging the use of an overhead trapeze
Measure intake and output.
Check albumin level.
Monitor glucose levels.
Increase enteral feeding.
Ascites and edema.
Dilated veins and varicosities.
Elevate the head of the bed on 4-6 inch blocks.
Lie down after eating.
Increase fluid intake just before bedtime.
Wear a girdle.
To help a person with swollen legs to decrease the fluid retention.
To help a person with duodenal ulcers feel better.
To help damaged tissue in a diabetic to heal.
To improve circulation and muscles tone.
Withhold medications while the TPN is infusing.
Change TPN solution every 24 hours.
Flush the TPN line with water prior to initiating nutritional support.
Keep client on complete bed rest during TPN therapy.
Remove all dairy products from the diet.
Frozen yogurt can be included in the diet.
Drink small amounts of milk on an empty stomach.
Spread out selection of dairy products throughout the day.
Stay the same.
No effect on pain tolerance.
Restricts movement and decreases.
Gives client control over pain syndrome.
Allows the family to care for the patient at home.