Instructed in factors that increase the risk of hypertension such as age, race, family history, stress, high sodium intake, high cholesterol intake, obesity and a sedentary life style.
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of asthma such as respiratory infection, cold air, emotional stress, allergens (dust, pollens, certain medicine, certain food, etc), environment pollution, exercise and fatigue.
Instructed in S/S of high blood pressure such as fatige, palpitation, dizziness, headaches, nosebleeds, blurring of vision.
Instructed in measures to control hypertension such as control stress, decrease cholesterol and sodium diet, take medication exactly as prescribed, etc.
Instructed in measures to protect skin such as keeping skin clean and dry, assessing frequently for skin breakdown, avoiding powder due to possible caking and irritation, etc.
Instructed in possible complication of urinary incontinence such as urinary tract infections (cloudy, foul-smelling, urine), depression and loss of self-esteem, skin breakdown, etc.
Instructed in measures that are beneficial to patients with Alzheimer's disease: explanation in a slow and simple language, maintaining familiar routine and approaching in a calm and slow manner.
Instructed to keep pressure off wound area to promote circulation which is essential to healing.
Instructed if these S/S occur to take fast acting sugar, such as orange juice with sugar or glucose tablets.
Instructed in complication requiring medical intervention associated with hypertension such as SOB, blurred vision, headache and extreme weakness.