Captopril - Nursing Interventions
Assess for skin rash, pruritus. Assist with ambulation. Monitor urinalysis for protein uria. Assess for anorexia secondary to altered taste perception. Monitor serum potassium levels in tissue on concurrent diuretic therapy
Clonidine - Nursing Interventions
Monitor bowel movement. If W/D clonidine, discontinue concurrent beta-blocker therapy several days before discontinuing clondine, slowly reduce clondine dosage over 2-4 days
Hydralazine Hydrochloride - Nursing Interventions
Monitor for H, palpations, tachycardia. Assess for peripheral edema of hands, feet. Monitor daily pattern of bowel activity and stool consistency.
Losartan - Nursing Interventions
Maintain hydration. Assess for evidence of URI, cough. Assist with ambulation if drowsiness. Monitor daily bowel movement, monitor B/P, pulse
Furosemide - Nursing Interventions
Monitor B/P, vitals, electrolytes, I&O, wt., note extent of diuresis. Watch for change from initial assessment. Hyponatrimia may result in confusion, thirst, cold/clammy skin
Hydrochlorothiazide - Nursing Interventions
monitor B/P, vitals, electrolytes, I&O, wt., note extent of diuresis. Watch for change from initial assessment. Be especially alert for potassium depletion in pts. Taking digoxin. Potassium supplements are frequently ordered. Check for constipation.
Mannitol - Nursing Interventions
Monitor urinary output to ascertain treatment response, monitor serum electrolytes, BUN, renal/hepatic function test. Assess wital signs, skin turgor, mucous membrane, weigh daily.
Spironolactone - Nursing Interventions
Monitor electrolytes, B/P, hyponatremi, mental confusion, thirst, cold/clammy skin, drowsiness, dry mouth. Monitor for hyperkalemia, colic, diarrhea, muscle twitching followed by weakness, arrhythmias