What is actual hypertension diagnosis?

What is actual hypertension diagnosis?

Hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure consistently measures >130 mmHg systolic and >80 mmHg diastolic.

What is a Nanda accepted nursing diagnosis?

Part One What Is a Nursing Diagnosis? According to NANDA-I, the official definition of the nursing diagnosis is: “Nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes.

Is hypertension a medical diagnosis?

Your doctor can diagnose hypertension by checking your blood pressure. It is a very simple test that takes only a few minutes. Usually an inflatable upper arm cuff with a gauge is used.

How does a nurse assess for hypertension?

When hypertension is initially detected, nursing assessment involves carefully monitoring the blood pressure at frequent intervals and then, after diagnosis, at routinely scheduled intervals.

What tests do they do for high blood pressure?


  • Ambulatory monitoring. This 24-hour blood pressure monitoring test is used to confirm if you have high blood pressure.
  • Lab tests. Your doctor may recommend a urine test (urinalysis) and blood tests, including a cholesterol test.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).
  • Echocardiogram.

What should a nurse do for high blood pressure?

Nursing Management

  1. Monitor blood pressure frequently.
  2. Administer antihypertensive medications as prescribed.
  3. Have two large-bore IVs.
  4. Provide oxygen f the saturations are low (less than 94%)
  5. Limit fluid intake if the patient is in heart failure.
  6. Assess ECG to ensure the patient is not having a heart attack.

What contributes to high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure? High blood pressure usually develops over time. It can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not getting enough regular physical activity. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes and having obesity, can also increase the risk for developing high blood pressure.