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hypotension below normal levels, below 90/60 may indicate shock
hypertension above normal levels, above 140/90 -sign of circulatory problem
prehypertensive 120-139 / 80-89
Stage 1 140-159 / 90-99
Stage 2 >160/ >100
Nursing interventions for hypertension 1. BP medication 2. Diet 3. Exercise 4. Calming techniques
Define nursing assessment. Systematic collection of data to determine the patient's health status and any actual or potential problems.
Give 4 features common to all nursing assessments 1.Conduct health history 2. Perform physical assessment 3.Interview the pat's family or sign. other 4. Study the health record Organize, analyze, synthesize and summarize
How to nursing diagnosis differ from doctor's? Doctors define disease state. Nurses diagnose issues relating to patient that can be resolved or remediated.
Assessment is part of how many of the steps? All of them. You are always assessing.
Name four different kinds of assessments 1.Initial - first 2.Ongoing - movement toward goal 3.Comprehensive - in depth 4.Focused - responds to patient complaint
When does discharge planning start? At admission, to help determine goals and to qualify for Medicare
List 5 special needs assessments 1.ADLs - old or injured 2.Nutritional - malnourished or obese 3.Falls- elderly 4.Pain - patient showing pain 5. Cultural - to observe specific parameters
Created by: Marshall3