disorder, diagnosis, possible underlying cause, and treatment, including the use of antibiotics and the fact that most patients are completely cured if the disorder is treated early and vigorously
fact that immunity is lifelong after contracting the disease
prescribed medication regimen, including drug names, dosages, routes of administration, frequency and schedule of administration, and duration of therapy, such as 7 to 14 days
possible adverse effects of prescribed drugs, including renal toxicity and ototoxicity
signs and symptoms of renal toxicity and ototoxicity, such as changes in urinary elimination patterns or hearing, and the need to notify a health care provider if any occur
preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing, using insect repellent on the skin, treating clothing with repellent, properly removing ticks by not squeezing the body of an attached tick, wearing gloves while handling wild game and other animals, and thoroughly cooking meats, especially wild game
importance of hand washing
importance of recommended follow-up care, including the need for laboratory testing for drug peak and trough levels to prevent possible toxicity.