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As a nurse, Claire D’Andrea knows how to screen and treat patients for high blood pressure. But Claire is also one of the 68 million American adults with high blood pressure. Nearly one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, also called hypertension by medical professionals. That’s where nurses come in, Himmelfarb says: “We need to empower patients to know their numbers—their blood pressure levels vs. the goals, their athersclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk —and offer strategies for self-managing high blood pressure.”.
On this, the clock is still ticking. Doctors, nurses and others in health care systems should identify and treat high blood pressure at every visit. *Blood pressure control means having a systolic blood pressure less than 140 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg, among people with high blood pressure. Multidisciplinary hypertension clinics run by specialist nurses empower patients to measure and monitor their own BP at home and introduce lifestyle changes which together have been shown to lead to better BP control. “Nurses contribute a great deal towards lowering BP and thereby reducing incidence of stroke and heart attack in UK.”. I was recovering from surgery in the ICU,” she said.
Doctors had placed two stents to restore blood flow in her heart. Roslyn tried to understand why she had a heart attack at 58. Although she was 15 pounds overweight, she didn’t have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and didn’t smoke. She looked more closely at her family’s health history. Normal blood pressure is when blood pressure is lower than 120/80 mmHg most of the time.
A patient is diagnosed with hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, when their blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg most of the time. There are several levels of hypertension: Normal Blood Pressure: Lower than 120/ 80; Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a defined as a top reading of at least 130 or a bottom one of 80. The condition affects nearly a third of American adults, the.
Learning about blood pressure has always been part of every nurse‘s life. Back in nursing school, we learned how to take someone’s blood pressure manually by finding someone who is willing to sit down be practiced on. And just to make sure we get an accurate reading, we compare with others.
Bottomline, it’s a fun learning experience. Nurse Protocols for Registered Professional Nurses 2015 Hypertension 14.6 2. Consult with Delegating Physician or his/her designee if patient presents with systolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 200 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure is equal to or greater than 110 mmHg. 3. Call 911 if patient presents with complaints of chest pai. Hypertensive Urgency.
If your blood pressure is 180/120 or greater, wait about five minutes and try again. If the second reading is just as high and you are not experiencing any other associated symptoms of target organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision, or difficulty speaking, this would be considered a hypertensive urgency.
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|from Mosby’s Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN Exam E-Book|
|from Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing|
|from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book|
|from Nursing Pathways for Patient Safety E-book|
|from Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam E-Book|
|from Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book|
|from Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book|
|from Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment E-Book: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Exam|
|from Critical Care Medicine E-Book: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult|