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Free Medical Printables!

Sep 2, 2014
A couple weeks ago, my mom had a double knee replacement surgery and when she came home from the hospital, I was reminded of the importance of being organized when it comes to managing healthcare.

As part of a "team" of family members caring for my mom during her recovery process, there are several things we have to keep track of; her prescription medications, her blood pressure, blood sugar (she's diabetic), and her physical therapy sessions. 

To make it easier for everyone, I made some simple medical printables and attached them to a clipboard for easy record-keeping. So far, they've been very helpful and we'll be bringing the sheets with us for follow-up visits to her various doctors. This way, they can see if there's anything we need to watch out for, or that requires further medication.

Since these organzing printables have been working out so well, I thought I'd make them available as free downloads on my blog. Even if you're not recovering from a knee replacement surgery, you can choose to download which printable would be most useful for your particular situation.

First up is the Prescription Tracker which allows you to keep track of four different medications, for up to two weeks per page. In each column, you'd write down the name of the medication, the doctor's prescription (ie. dosage and frequency), the date, and then you can use the boxes under the numbers to fill in the time the medicine was taken, up to 4 doses per day.


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This is an example of this printable when in use.


Next up is the Blood Sugar Tracker which can be used with a home glucose monitor, and is a simple way to take random blood sugar readings. For example in my mom's case, she'll check her blood sugar after fasting for 8 hours on Monday, one hour after breakfast on Tuesday, two hours after lunch on Wednesday, and so on. In case you're wondering what the 'M' column stands for, we just use it to note down the initial for each meal type (B for Breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner, or S for Snack) for the days when my mom gets either a 1 or 2 hour blood sugar reading after meals.


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This blood pressure log is pretty self explanatory and we use it to keep track of my mom's blood pressure during her physical therapy sessions at home, and at some other random times during the week.

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This last printable if just to keep track of any notes and progress during my mom's physical therapy sessions. Each box has space for date, name of therapist, session notes, and little icons you can cross off to note whether it was a home therapy session or at a rehab center.


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Dealing with health problems, surgeries, and other medical issues is never fun, but staying organized can help you or caregivers to gain a sense of control over situations where you may feel overwhelmed and out of control.  I hope these free printables can be helpful to some of you!


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2 comments:

  1. These tables are really good idea. My mum is diabetic too and this will help her to control it.
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