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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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What are nursing intervention for hypotension ?

What are nursing intervention for  hypotension ?

Hydrate.: Keep the head down or lie down.Hydrate.Wear support stockings. If on anti hypertensive medications, may need adjustments. Consult an md! ...Read more

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Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain. She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior. She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain.  She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior.  She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Confusion: Narcotics such as hydrocodone often create sedation, confusion and constipation. It is safer to use high-dose tylenol (two 500mg acetaminophen) every 6-8 hours to control pain, provided one avoids alcohol and has ones liver function checked periodically. Regarding blood pressure, pulse and dizziness, blood pressure should be checked sitting and standing and doctor examine the patient. ...Read more

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Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain. She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior. She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Will this medication hurt my mother? My mother is in a nursing home and had been prescribed hydrocodone for pain.  She started having low blood pressure/heart beat/diziness/bizarre behavior.  She's been sent to the emergency room three times in the last t

Ask her doctor: Pain meds such as hydrocodone must be used carefully in older patients. They metabolize all meds more slowly, and may need smaller doses or less frequent doses. There may be better ways to manage her pain than hydrocodone or other narcotics. If necessary, ask for a consultation with a pain specialist. All her meds may need to be adjusted if she is having heart problems and behavior changes. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of hypotension?

What are some of the causes of hypotension?

Many: Volume depletion/dehydration, medications, sepsis, infection, blood loss, cardiac shock and many others. ...Read more

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What are the names of some good nursing homes in kansas?

What are the names of some good nursing homes in kansas?

Nursing home compare: One way for anyone to look at the ratings of nursing homes is to go to the nursing home compare on the cms website.

http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that cause hypotension after surgery?

Several: Any of the drugs that are used to treat hypertension can cause hypotension. Diuretics for instance cause an increase in urine flow and can lead to hypotension. But more importantly, if a patient has a low blood pressure following surgery, one should consider that the patient may be bleeding. Also some medicines used to control pain or anxiety could lead to hypotension. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a nursing mum to take some alcohol. My baby is one month plus?

Is it okay for a nursing mum to take some alcohol. My baby is one month plus?

You choose: Your babies brain is adding new connections most rapidly in the first 2 years. We know from cases of fetal alcohol syndrome that there is a direct toxic effect of the breakdown products of alcohol on babies brain, (formaldehyde is one byproduct), so any alcohol that gets to baby may produce some harm. Some groups have suggested a little is okay, but I've seen far too many ADD kids to say so ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good nursing theory to apply to the care of a patient that just had a sigmoidectomy?

Can you suggest some good nursing theory to apply to the care of a patient that just had a sigmoidectomy?

Post surgery: The beast care is to try and get the patient back to normal activities as soon as possible. Ambulation and sitting in a chair are better than laying in bed. If the wound is closed it should not need special attention. A soft diet and some stool softeners will make life a little easier for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Looks to me like some independent and assisted living and nursing home centers use amenities to please the families. What are things that matter most?

Looks to me like some independent and assisted living and nursing home centers use amenities to please the families. What are things that matter most?

I agree: Many assisted living and nursing home companies choose to provide amenities to please the family members. It is most important to look at the "guts" of a program specifically whether they've been cited for any major deficiencies, and whether they have a special training program for their staff as well as in-house geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians. Please look at the recreation therapy prog. ...Read more

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Is being a little squeamish normal when some lady is nursing?

Is being a little squeamish normal when some lady is nursing?

Possible: A lot of people feel awkward watching a mother breast feed her child in public. The breast is still primarily associated with sex. And, in this country, not a lot of women will breast feed in public. So, we are not accustomed to seeing it. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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What are some impotant and good ideas to help my dad with his hypotension?

Hypotension: First would be to avoid meds than can cause low blood pressure either through direct effect or as a side effect. Second stay well hydrated. Third would be to avoid falls when changing position, specifically from sitting down to standing up to take time and sit back down if lightheaded. Ideally a possible cause for his hypotension should be sought and a therapeutic trial may help. ...Read more

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Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Need some advice on nursing management of gouty arthritis?

Nursing: Information is your best ally . The more the patient can know about the condition the better it is for them to follow directions and not just doing something because they were told to do so. ...Read more

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I'm a volunteer at a nursing home and I am now doing activities with seniors. I need some ideas for safe exercises in chairs?

I'm a volunteer at a nursing home and I am now doing activities with seniors. I need some ideas for safe exercises in chairs?

Kee[p it simple: This is great thing to do.. Just keep it simple. Reaching one arm at a time , forward, then upward, then out to the side. Repeat on the other side. Rotate head toward left shoulder, pause, then return to midline.. And repeat to the other side. Now lean one ear towards the shoulder on the same side... Pause and return and repeat on the other side. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does some nursing home staff treat residents differently if dnr or other? I mean with regard to engaging or helping them, etc not with regard to cpr.

Does some nursing home staff treat residents differently if dnr or other? I mean with regard to engaging or helping them, etc not with regard to cpr.

No: If a resident is on hospice or has a dnr order, they should not be ignored or treated with less care. Often, since the goals of care are comfort, they are given more attention to prevent pain an unnecessary suffering. ...Read more

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Some nursing homes test for MRSA before you can work on a ward?

Yes: Health care facilities have different pre-employment screening requirements. Screening for MRSA is one possibility. Oftentimes the health care facility will require that any employee who screens positive for MRSA go through a decolonization procedure prior to starting work. ...Read more

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Do nursing homes give some patients sleeping pills without telling their kids?

Do nursing homes give some patients sleeping pills without telling their kids?

Nursing home meds: I suspect since your parent is in the nursing home you could ask the nursing staff what meds your parent is on. I do not have time to review with the family everytime what meds I have their parent on. This is a good question esp if there is confusion or other issues. ...Read more

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I'm nursing my 8month old- does that account for some of the extra pregnancy weight that keeps hanging on? I've got 10 more to go- any advice?

I'm nursing my 8month old- does that account for some of the extra pregnancy weight that keeps hanging on? I've got 10 more to go- any advice?

Be Patient you will: Gestational weight gain is the most consistent and strongest predictor of postpartum weight change in most studied.
Factors that contribute to weight loss after pregnancy include prepregnancy weight, age, parity, race, smoking, exercise, return to work outside the home, and lactation.
Some studies report more weight loss in lactating women than nonlactating women.
Women who breastfed longer than 1. ...Read more

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Hi had a baby 3 wk ago and I smoked some pot yesterday, and i dont plan to continue. When is it safe to continue nursing? I have been pumping and dump

Hi had a baby 3 wk ago and I smoked some pot yesterday, and i dont plan to continue. When is it safe to continue nursing? I have been pumping and dump

Consider formula: Sometimes it is better for the baby to avoid being around smokers because they get many ear infections and respiratory issues. It is also more important for your baby to get what she needs as opposed to worrying about what drugs are in your system and the length of time it would take to clean it out. Formula works and is a very healthy alternative. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to treat thrush on nursing mom?

I need some tips on how to treat thrush on nursing mom?

Treat Nipples Too: "How to treat thrush on nursing mom?" Oral thrush is common in young infants and is caused by colonization and overgrowth of yeast in baby's mouth. Yeast is harmless if you have a normal immune system. Nursing moms who are treating their baby's mouth for thrush can apply the same medication to their nipples prior to nursing to eliminate yeast colonization of the skin on and around the nipple. ...Read more

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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Doubt it: Orthostasis has multiple causes. I could not find a specific genetic component. If you know what's causing yours may be there is some genetic or hereditary trait like in diabetes autonomic neuropathy, may be in lewy body dementia, or shy drager syndrome. Most orthostasis occurs in elderly and pts with anihypertensives or antidepressants. ...Read more

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I haven't had my menstrual cycle for two months, but I am also nursing. These couple of past days I've been noticing some white mucus discharge.

I haven't had my menstrual cycle for two months, but I am also nursing. These couple of past days I've been noticing some white mucus discharge.

Cannot say in: your particular case AND
nursing generally suppresses periods at least somewhat. White mucus discharge is not generally abnormal. Irritaiton, pain, odor, worsening would be signs. Regular follow up post-partum usually includes a visit 3 months out ? ...Read more

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After eating some stirred fried meat, i suspect that it has been cooked with alcohol. I'm nursing. Should i pump and dump?

After eating some stirred fried meat, i suspect that it has been cooked with alcohol. I'm nursing. Should i pump and dump?

U can do that: If u are not comfortable. A little alcohol intake by your baby should not harm him or her. Some of the cough meds have alcohol in them as preservatives. God bless u! ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body do ...Read more