A nurse is performing blood pressure screenings at a local health fair While

A nurse is performing blood pressure screenings at a

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3. A nurse is performing blood pressure screenings at a local health fair. While obtaining subjective assessment data from a patient with hypertension, the nurse learns that the patient has a family history of hypertension and she herself has high cholesterol and lipid levels. The patient says she smokes one pack of cigarettes daily and drinks about a pack of beer everyday. The nurse notes what nonmodifiable risk factor for hypertension? A) HyperlipidemiaB) Excessive alcohol intakeC) A family history of hypertensionD) Closer adherence to medical regimen
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62 4. The staff educator is teaching ED nurses about hypertensive crisis. The nurse educator should explain that hypertensive urgency differs from hypertensive emergency in what way? 5. A group of student nurses are practicing taking blood pressure. A 56-year-old male student has a blood pressure reading of 146/96 mm Hg. Upon hearing the reading, he exclaims, My pressure has never been this high. Do you think my doctor will prescribe medication to reduce it? Which of the following responses by the nursing instructor would be best? 6. A 40-year-old male newly diagnosed with hypertension is discussing risk factors with the nurse. The nurse talks about lifestyle changes with the patient and advises that the patient should avoid tobacco use. What is the primary rationale behind that advice to the patient?
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