Hypertension – Nursing care Nursing Mnemonic (DIURETIC)

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Outline

DIURETIC

  • D-Daily Weight
  • I-Intake and Output (I & O)
  • U-Urine Output
  • R-Response of BP
  • E-Electrolytes
  • T-Take Pulses
  • I-Ischemic Episodes (TIA)
  • C-Complications: The 4 Cs on Hypertension

Description

For patients with elevated blood pressure, monitor daily weights, intake and output, and urine output to watch for fluid retention. Monitor blood pressure and pulse in response to treatments. Diuretics may cause increased loss of electrolytes in the urine.

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