A gravida two, para-one 34 year old woman comes into the office for pre-natal care. She is 28 weeks pregnant. Her blood pressure is 160/90 with a weight of 220 lbs and a height of 5’1. Her previous blood pressure at her visit 4 weeks ago was 122/ 78. Her previous weight was 210 lbs. She reports a history of gestational diabetes. Her fasting glucose is 108 with an A1C of 6.0.
What focused assessments would you expect the practical nurse to perform? What important data would need to be communicated to her health care team?
Discusses the significance of blood pressure. What will be reported based on this finding? What condition are you looking for? How urgent is the reporting of this problem?