DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MR.PEPPER,SALTIN. (HYPERTENSION)

Mr Pepper ,Saltin is discharged by his doctor today.

Nurse: Mr.Pepper you are discharged by your doctor to go home. You have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension)This means that the force of blood going through your artery walls is very strong. Or simply put,your heart is working hard to move blood to other parts of your body.Although high blood pressure will not show any symptoms but with time,it can damage your organs,heart, blood vessels and your eyes.

HERE ARE WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY HEALTHY?.

1.Check your blood pressure by yourself, and keep records of your reading. Normal blood pressure should be 120/80 or less. Abnormal blood level is 130-139/80 – 89.Take your records to your doctor when you go for your appointment.

2.Take your blood pressure medications as ordered by your doctor. Don’t skip medication. Do your best to avoid medication with heart stimulants for example cold medicine, nicotine.

3.Cut down on sodium intake that is salt intake. Don’t add table salt to your food after cooking.Try your best to limit canned foods, packaged foods and fastfood.

4. Exercise such as walking, swimming, gardening.

5.Some stimulants such as cocaine or amphetamines can be deadly for high blood pressure person.

6.Try to stop smoking, it is not good for you. 7.Manage and minimize stress. Stress is not good for you.

8.Call and make appointment to follow up with your doctor at 555-555-5555.

If your condition worsen for example

severe headaches,

chest pain,

trouble speaking,

generalized muscle weakness

and discomfort.

Call your doctor or go to the Emergency room immediately.

Please note that a complete discharge of your patient will include the following:

A. Physical needs of symptoms management ,for example medication administration and checking his blood pressure at home met.

B. The emotional and social needs of Mr Pepper will be addressed to make sure that he will comply with his plan of care.

C. Transportation needs: Does he have a ride to go home?.

D. Are community resources and services available to him?. For example nearby Pharmacy to get his medications. E.Housekeeping: Notify housekeepers to clean the room and get it ready for a new patient.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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