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NUR 113 Perfusion
Primary Hypertension Risk Factors
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
High Sodium Diet
People of African Descent
Vitamin D Deficiency
Reduced Nephron Number
Lack of Physical Activity
Blood Pressure Classification (JNC 7)
Diastolic (< 80)
Systolic +20 (120-139)
Diastolic +10 (80-89)
Stage 1 Hypertension
Systolic +20 (140-159)
Diastolic +10 (90-99)
Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic + > 20 (160)
Diastolic + > 10 (100)
Systolic > 180
Diastolic > 110
Average 2 Sets, 2 Minutes Apart
After 2 or More Visits (within 1-4 weeks)
Take BP Both Arms
Common in African Americans
Weight Reduction and Exercise
Encourage Self Monitoring
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers
Supine Hypotension (Vena Cava Syndrome)
Compression of the Vena Cava and Descending Aorta
Signs and Symptoms
Decreased Renal Perfusion
Decreased Uteroplacental Perfusion
Venous Thromboembolism (DVT) Interventions
Compression Stockings or SCD's
Avoid Nicotine and Oral Contraceptives
Venous Thromboembolism (DVT) Assessment
Venous Wall Inflammation caused by Thrombus
Could be Asymptomatic
Monitor for Pulmonary Embolism
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