An older patient asks the nurse what holistic actions can be used to help lower elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels. What information should the nurse provide to the patient? Select all that apply.
The nurse is providing discharge instructions for an older patient who is prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for elevated cholesterol. What effects should the nurse advise the patient to report to the healthcare provider? Select all that apply.
An older patient with a history of atrial fibrillation has a fall at home and is diagnosed with a hemorrhagic stroke. What will the nurse assess first to help determine the cause of this patient's bleeding? Select all that apply.
An older patient who is prescribed doxazosin mesylate (Cardura) has a lying blood pressure of 124/76 mm Hg and a sitting blood pressure of 100/64 mm Hg. What additional observation is needed for this patient?
The nurse is planning a presentation to a group of senior citizens on lifestyle modifications to manage high blood pressure. What major points will the nurse include in this presentation? Select all that apply.
An older patient being treated for hypertension experiences lightheadedness when getting up in the middle of the night to void and when making sudden movements. How should the nurse instruct this patient?
An older patient has an increase in pitting edema of both ankles and is experiencing breathlessness. The patient is not experiencing any pain. What action should the nurse take to help the patient at this time?