One nursing intervention related to hypertension is monitoring and recording the patient's blood pressure using the correct cuff size and technique, according to Nurseslabs. Other nursing interventions include assessing ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Common abbreviations such as SOB, OS and q fall under the categories of patient assessment, diagnosis and time, notes Additional assessment abbreviations include TPR, LOC, S/S and NC. Other diagnosis a... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Common nursing abbreviations used in patient assessment include “SOB” for “shortness of breath,” “TPR” for “temperature, pulse, respiration” and “C/O” for “complaint of,” states NurseTogether. Abbreviations common in dia... More » Business & Finance Careers
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The majority of those afflicted by high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, experience no symptoms at all, even when blood pressure reaches dangerous levels. Those who do experience symptoms may have chest... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

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