 Discuss with the patient and watcher the need to comply with home medications.  Explain with them the advantages and disadvantages of strict compliance of treatment regimen.  Instruct the patient and watcher the right time, right medications, right dosage, and right route as ordered by the physician.  Instruct the patient not to skip taking medications and complete the whole course of medication.  Remind the patient and watcher the importance of taking consideration of the foods or other drugs that is contraindicated while taking the medications.  Instruct and warn patients and significant others about the possible effects and adverse reactions that may occur brought about by taking the medications.  Remind them to take the drugs properly and taking note of the expiration date before taking the medication.  Encourage the patient not to take medications not prescribed by the physician.  Instruct the patient not to stop the medication abruptly or adjust the dosage without prescription of the physician.  Instruct the family to properly store and handle the medications so as not to let children accidentally get hold of it.

 Encourage the patient to perform breathing exercises and coughing exercises (i.e. deep breathing).

 Explain the purpose of the treatment and why it is continued at home.  Explain to the family the condition of the patient and give them factual information.  Direct and instruct the watcher to give the medication or assist the patient according to the medication regimen.  Emphasize the importance of recognizing any sign of unusualities.

Health Teaching/Hygiene

comply with the doctor’s advice and follow what is stated in the written discharge instruction. Encourage and advice the patient and family members to practice proper hand washing before and after eating. Out-Patient Referral  Instruct patient to return for follow-up check-up.  Advice patient and family to follow doctor’s order.  Instruct patient to do activities of daily living. low salt diet Spiritual  Encourage to client to seek for spiritual guidance.  Encourage the patient and the family to immediately report any unusualities regarding the patient’s condition.  Instruct patient to report to the nearest health care institution if any S/Sx of superinfection. . or other complications are noted. Diet  Eat regular meals  Hypoallergenic diet  Low fat.

1 Exposure in Special Area (Intensive Care Unit) Submitted by: GROUP III Princess Jollibee B.A CASE STUDY ON MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. Binayao Mae Argailyn I. Camatura. Sayawan Submitted to: Sir Donald G. Guzman Jizza Marie V. RN . ASTHMA AND HYPERTENSION In partial fulfillment for the requirements in NCM 86.

22 November 2010 .