SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. When checking blood pressure at home, Use the cuff's right size for the most accurate reading. Take a few deep breaths and relax for up to 5 minutes before measuring blood pressure do not talk or cross your feet or legs during the test. Measure the blood pressure at a few different times during the day. Patient and caregiver shown correct placement for blood pressure cuff, and is able to return demonstrate home blood pressure monitoring with 100% understanding.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. To check the blood pressure manually, sit in a relaxed position with the arm at rest on a table. Secure the cuff on the bicep, follow the machine instructions for starting the reading. If you move suddenly or are startled during the test, you should wait approximately 5 minutes before attempting to test again. Both parties verbalized understanding.
SN instructed patient and caregiver about Blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, normal blood pressure is anything below 120/80 mm Hg. If these numbers go higher than 120/80 mm Hg, it is often an indication that the heart is working too hard to pump blood through the arteries. High blood pressure, hypertension is when your blood pressure is 140 / 90 mm / Hg or above most of the time Accurate blood pressure readings are important, as high blood pressure may not cause any symptoms until it is dangerously high. Both parties verbalized understanding.
Sn instructed patient and caregiver about blood pressure and home monitoring. Explained the blood pressure measures the amount of force blood places on the blood vessels in the body. A blood pressure reading includes two numbers that indicate the pressure inside the arteries as the blood flows through the body. The upper number, called the systolic pressure, measures the pressure inside the arteries as the heart contracts to pump blood. The lower number, called the diastolic pressure, is the pressure inside the artery as the heart rests between each beat. Both parties verbalized understanding.
SN instructed pt on ways to lower blood pressure urge at home. Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day is an important part of healthy living.Along with helping lower blood pressure, regular physical activity benefits your mood, strength, and balance. It decreases your risk of other types of heart disease. Diet changes such as eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains eating low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and nuts, eliminating foods that are high in saturated fats, such as processed foods, full-fat dairy products, and fatty meats. It also helps to cut back on desserts and sweetened beverages, such as soda and juice. Keeping your sodium intake to a minimum can be vital for lowering blood pressure. don't smoke.
Instructed patient that PCP only receives one snapshot of vitals signs including BP, and stressed importance of maintaining BP log so that PCP may adjust as needed.
Sn Instructed on importance in logging blood pressure daily to ensure medication treatment is working and to manage medical condition. Instruction to log at about the same time daily. Instructions on parameters and when to call physician / nurse. Instruction given to take log to physician's apt to show physician ( MD ) his blood pressure readings. Patient / caregiver verbalized understanding
SN instructed patient about some things that he can do to help control your blood pressure , including: Eat a heart-healthy diet, including potassium ( bananas ) and fiber ( cereals,beans ) , drink plenty of water, exercise regularly : walking for a few minutes every day , limit the amount of sodium ( salt ) you eat ( avoid canned foods ), reduce stress by trying to avoid things that cause you stress.