SN instructed patient / caregiver to help with hypotension to drinking plenty of fluids, such as water or sports drinks that contain nutrients like sodium and potassium. Drinking little or no alcohol. Standing up slowly. Not crossing your legs while sitting. Slowly increasing the amount of time you sit up if you've been immobile for a long time because of a medical condition. The term "immobile" refers to not being able to move around very much. Eating small, low - carbohydrate meals if you have postprandial hypotension a form of orthostatic hypotension.
Instructed SO to change patient's position slowly when transferring from sitting or lying positions to standing positions. This will avoid dizziness and falls due to a sudden decrease of blood pressure.
Instructed patient about hypotensive medications and how they should be taken exactly as prescribed.
Instructed patient about diuretics and how they should be taken in the morning to prevent nocturia.
Instructed patient to take blood pressure at the same time everyday and also report elevated S/P levels.
Instructed patient on how to recognize S/S of hypotension, such as, dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, weakness, confusion, etc.
Instructed patient about hypotensive drugs and how they usually produce orthostatic hypotension.
Instructed in how to recognize S/S of hypotension such as dizziness, blurred vision, fatigue, weakness, confusion, etc.