A 50 year old African American male is ordered Prazosin (minipress) for hypertension. Another medication he is currently taking is HCTZ 25mg daily. He tells you he is also taking saw palmetto for his prostate. His BP is 182/90 and HR is 82.
What classification is Prazosin? Explain action, side effects and nursing considerations.
What will your teaching plan be for this patient?
What are two relevant nursing diagnoses and goals for him?
How will you determine the medication regimen is effective?
Remember to be specific and detailed. Include specific information in your teaching plan.