Teaching 1762
Instructed that medication Spironolactone is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat swelling (edema) caused by certain conditions (e.g., congestive heart failure) by removing excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems. Instructed that common side effects include, Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or headache.
Teaching 1676
Instructed patient and caregiver on Hypertensive urgency which is a situation where the blood pressure is severely elevated or higher for your diastolic pressure. That experiencing hypertensive urgency may or may not experience one or more of these symptoms: severe headache, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, and severe anxiety, chest pain, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision, difficulty speaking do not wait to see if your pressure comes down on its own. Seek immediately medical assistance and/or call 9-1-1.
Teaching 1666
SN instructed patient to recognize signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, although it is frequently asymptomatic, like blurring of vision, fatigue, nose bleeds and chest pain. If symptoms continue go to ER, or call 911.
Teaching 1647
Patient was instructed on some potential complications of hypertension, such as: retinal damage , cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke and kidney failure. Also the patient was instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: exercise regularly and have regular check-ups, achieve and/or maintain ideal weight, and decrease sodium intake to decrease retention of fluid and the workload of the heart as directed by MD. Patient understood instructions given.
Teaching 1632
Instructed patient about High blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower han 120/80 mmHg most of the time. High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time.
Teaching 1631
Instructed patient untreated high blood pressure can lead to a greater risk for stroke, heart attack, or other heart damage.
Teaching 1630
Instructed patient most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels, a few people with early-stage high blood pressure may have dull headaches, dizzy spells or a few more nosebleeds than normal, these signs and symptoms typically don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe even life-threatening stage.
Teaching 1629
Instructed patient you can do many things to help control your blood pressure at home, including: Eat a heart-healthy diet, including potassium and fiber, and drink plenty of water, exercise regularly at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, limit the amount of sodium (salt) you eat and aim for less than 1,500 mg per day. Reduce stress by trying to avoid things that cause you stress.
Teaching 1628
Instructed patient have many factors can affect blood pressure, including: How much water and salt you have in your body the condition of your kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels, your hormone levels, heart damage.
Teaching 1627
Instructed patient untreated high blood pressure can lead to a greater risk for stroke, heart attack, or other.