Nursing management Nursing Assessment Subjective Data Important Health Information Past health history: Known duration and past workup of high BP; cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, renal, or… Read More
Hypertension in older persons BP goal for people > 60 is Preferred antihypertensive drugs Thiazide diuretic Calcium channel blockers ACE inhibitors or ARBs Caution use of NSAIDS Hypert… Read More
Nursing diagnoses Ineffective health management related to lack of knowledge of pathology, complications, and management of hypertension Anxiety related to complexity of management regimen S… Read More
Resistant hypertension Failure to reach goal BP in patients taking full doses of an appropriate 3-drug therapy regimen that includes a diuretic. Reasons include Improper BP measurement Drug… Read More
Nursing diagnoses Ineffective airway clearance related to bronchospasm, excessive mucus production, tenacious secretions, and fatigue Anxiety related to difficulty breathing, perceived or ac… Read More
Nursing management Health promotion Teach patient to identify and avoid known triggers Use dust covers Use scarves or masks for cold air Avoid aspirin and NSAIDs Prompt diagnosis and… Read More
Drug therapy Three types of anti-inflammatory drugs Corticosteroids (e.g., beclomethasone, budesonide) Suppress inflammatory response Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness Decrease mucous pr… Read More
Nursing Assessment History Physical symptoms Productive cough Night sweats Afternoon temperature elevation Weight loss Pleuritic chest pain Crackles over apices of lungs Sputum collection N… Read More
Interprofessional care Hospitalization not necessary for most patients Infectious for first 2 weeks after starting treatment if sputum + Drug therapy used to prevent or treat active disease… Read More
Diagnostic Studies Tuberculin skin test (TST) AKA: Mantoux test Uses purified protein derivative (PPD) injected intradermally Assess for induration in 48 – 72 hours Presence of indura… Read More
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