Blood Pressure

Client Scenario for Week 4 Concept Map The nurse is admitting a 54 year old man to the hospital with complaints of shortness of breath for a few days. He was diagnosed with a lung disease “Emphysema” a few years ago and has been managing it with inhalers. Client smokes 1 pack of cigarettes daily, but plans to stop soon. His wife accompanies him and states his health has been affecting his productivity at work and he may be terminated if he can not get his health stabilized. Client states that his wife overacts and things aren’t that bad with his health. Wife has also shared with husband that he needs to stop smoking, however he responds that smoking helps his nerves and other than his blood pressure being slightly elevated he has been healthy for his age. Current vital signs BP- 132/90 P- 112 R- 24 T-98.5 F and oxygen saturation 92% on room air. Current medications: Lisinopril 10mg po daily Advair inhaler 2 puffs every 4hrs PRN for shortness of breathFor more information on Blood Pressure check on:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_pressure

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