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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 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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