Hypertensive Teaching 2010

RN instructed patient and caregiver on hypertensive urgency which is a situation where the blood pressure is severely elevated and may or may not experience one or more of these symptoms: Severe headache, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, and severe anxiety, chest or back pain, numbness or weakness of extremities, change in vision and difficulty speaking and immediately ask for medical assistance calling 9-1-1. RN instructed patient and caregiver on no-added-salt or salt-controlled diet that can help control high blood pressure. Both patient and caregiver verbalized understanding.