Tuberculosis Health Record Software
People with Tuberculosis (TB) should keep health records to closely monitor their condition and treatment progress. TB can have various symptoms, including persistent cough, chest pain, fatigue, fever, and weight loss, and these should be diligently noted in the health journal. Additionally, tracking triggers such as exposure to crowded or poorly ventilated places can help identify potential sources of infection. Regular measurings of body temperature, weight, and respiratory rate are essential to detect any changes in health status.
Lab tests, particularly sputum tests and chest X-rays, are crucial for diagnosing and monitoring the disease's progression. Keeping records of the medications taken, their dosages, and adherence to treatment schedules is essential for successful TB management. Moreover, any medical procedures related to TB treatment, doctor visits, and appointments for follow-up care should also be documented in the health journal.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Planning to practice good respiratory hygiene by covering mouth while #coughing and maintaining proper ventilation at home and workplace to reduce the risk of transmitting TB to others.
Experienced persistent cough with mild chest pain in the morning. Slight fatigue and a low-grade #fever (99.5°F) observed in the evening. Appetite slightly decreased, leading to a minor weight loss.
Visited a crowded market yesterday, which may have exposed me to potential #TB sources.
Completed the full course of prescribed TB medications today - #Rifampicin (450 mg), #Isoniazid (300 mg), #Pyrazinamide (750 mg), and #Ethambutol (800 mg).
Checked body #temperature and respiratory rate twice today - normal range readings of 98.6°F and 18 breaths per minute, respectively. #Weight measured - noticed a 0.5 kg weight loss compared to the last record.
Follow-up appointment with TB specialist #Dr.Brown scheduled in two weeks to assess treatment response and discuss any concerns.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.