The client has type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and osteoarthritis in both knees
The nurse is visiting a 78-year-old client in the home. The client has type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and osteoarthritis in both knees. The client’s sight is moderately impaired despite the use of eyeglasses. The client’s medication regimen includes Humulin insulin 70/30 (combination insulins) 35 units subcutaneously in the morning, lisinopril (Zestril) 5 mg by mouth daily, and nabumetone (Relafen) 500 mg by mouth twice daily.
• What are 2 important medication safety issues the nurse will assess in the client?
• What measures can the nurse suggest to the client to ensure accuracy and compliance with the medication regimen?
• The client reports feeling “dizzy” at times. How will the nurse evaluate this concern?