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HEALTH CONDITION/S OR PROBLEM/S AND FAMILY NURSING PROBLEMS Hypertension as health deficit

OBJECTIVES OF NURSING CARE

PLAN OF INTERVENTION

EVALUATION PLAN OUTCOME CRITERIA/INDICATORS METHODS/TOOLS -Home visit

Inability to make decisions with respect to taking appropriate health actions due to: 1. Failure to comprehend the nature/magnitude of the problem. 2. Lack of adequate knowledge as to alternative courses of action open to them.

After nursing intervention the family will: a. have adequate knowledge about proper nutrition that will help reduce hypertension and prevent to occurence of relative complications in the future. b. be able to determine the risk factors that contribute to hypertension c. practice proper lifestyle with regards to nutrition and physical fitness.

1. Discuss the nature, signs, symptoms and complications that might arise due to hypertension. 2. Discuss with the family the risk factors of hypertension such as family history, age, salt and alcohol intake and obesity. 3. Promote a healthy lifestyle such as: a. encouraging proper food intake like reduced salt and fatty foods. b. Prevent obesity through good nutrition and exercise. c. Smoking cessationtobacco or nicotine promotes atherosclerosis that may contribute to hypertension both passive and active smoker 4. Encourage check-ups and provide referral with a medical practitioner to lessen hypertension and modify risk-factors.

- Material Resources: Brochures, materials and low-cost supplies needed for demonstration

- Human Resources: Time and effort on the part of the nurse and family