February 1, 2023

for nursing class!

Did you know that according to the cdc 47 of americans have high blood pressure that’s nearly one in two people after learning that 47 of americans have high blood pressure you might be wondering do i have high blood pressure what are the signs and symptoms well we have them for you are you experiencing nagging headaches that just don’t seem like they want to go

Away even if you’re not stressed are you having frequent nosebleeds that seem to be random and recurrent are you suddenly having vision problems even if your prescription is up to date and your glasses are just fine for your eyes or how about random dizziness with no known explanation if you are having any or all of these symptoms it might be the right time to call

Your personal care physician and schedule an appointment to go in to have your blood pressure checked when you go in to see your doctor the first step that they’ll take is taking your blood pressure this can tell you if you do or don’t have hypertension when you go to the doctor they will check your blood pressure and you should be in the normal range of about 100 over

80 to 140 over 90. anything higher than that is a state called hypertension aka high blood pressure after your doctor determines if you do have hypertension they’ll sit down with you to discuss which medications are right for you and for your treatment your doctor may decide that lisinopril is the right medication to help treat your hypertension lisinopril also

Goes by other names such as prinoville cuberless anzestrel lisinopril’s therapeutic use is antihypertensive but its pharmalogical use is an ace inhibitor you might be wondering what is an ace inhibitor well an ace inhibitor is an anti-geotensive converting enzyme that helps relax veins and arteries which leads to lower blood pressure the typical dosage of listener

Pro for adults is 10 milligrams a day orally and it can be upped to 20 to 40 milligrams a day depending on your needs patient teaching take medication as directed by your health care provider take missed doses as soon as remembered avoid salt substitutes containing high levels of potassium change positions slowly to decrease orthostatic hypotension notify your

Healthcare provider of all other medications and vitamins notify healthcare provider immediately if rash mouth sores sore throat fever swelling of the hands and feet difficulty swallowing or breathing occurs you also want to drink plenty of water while taking lisinopril assessment monitor blood pressure impulse frequently during initial dose adjustment assess

Patient for signs of angioedema this may occur any time during therapy if you didn’t know an angioedema is swelling beneath your skin often a result of an allergic reaction monitor weight and assess patient routinely for resolution of fluid overload lab values monitor bun creatinine and electrolyte levels if increased bun or serum creatinine concentrations occur

Dose reduction or withdrawal may be required nursing implementation correct volume depletion if possible before initiation of therapy precipitous drop in blood pressure during first one to three hours following the first dose may require volume expansion with normal saline monitor closely for at least one hour after blood pressure has stabilized resume diuretics

If blood pressure is not controlled the oral solution is clear to slightly opalescent administer without dilution side effects include dizziness fatigue headache weakness hypotension chest pain rash hyperkalemia abdominal pain diarrhea nausea vomiting erectile dysfunction impaired renal function cough and angioedema we already know patients with hypertension

Take lisinopril to treat it but what other kind of patients can also take lisinopril center parallel is prescribed after a heart attack and also in diabetic kidney disease lisinopril can also prevent future strokes and heart attacks after learning all this information about lisinopril you might be asking what can the cinnable do for me and my hypertension well

Lisinopril will treat the hypertension and reduce the blood pressure to a normal level which is again 100 over 80 to 140 over 90. and now it’s everyone’s favorite part nclex question time i know we didn’t want to do this either but it was on the rubric so it’s on here so let’s get to our two questions our first question of the day is the nurse is planning to teach

The patient about lisinopril which of the following electrolytes should the patient avoid while taking lisinopril a calcium b potassium c bicarbonate or d phosphate we’ll give you a few seconds to figure out your answer so now i hope you guys have the answer if you chose b potassium you’re correct the rationale for this is this electrolyte can cause hypercalmia

While taking the cinepro which can lead to serious heart problems and or death i really don’t think anyone wants to die so just avoid potassium if you’re on this our next question is what are the signs and symptoms of hypertension select all that apply a a blood pressure over 140 over 80 b a headache c blurred vision or d excess urine output and yes this was at

The beginning of the commercial if you chose a b and c you’re correct a blood pressure of 140 over 80 is a hypertensive state and headaches and blurred vision are both caused by excess pressure in the veins and arteries while you’re in a hypertensive state

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CSON med commercial lisinopril By Morgan J