care of the alphabet: a-B, such as hypertension

Care alphabet: a-B such as high blood pressure

Pflegealphabet: B wie BluthochdruckThe term “hypertension” is, for some time all the rage. He is considered to be one of the most common diseases of civilization of our society, and according to statistics, about 20 million German citizens are affected. Many of them do not even realize that their blood fails, pressure is too high – a dangerous ignorance, because permanently elevated blood pressure may lead to severe consequence or result, in the worst case, even to a significantly premature death.

In the majority of patients in whom an elevated blood pressure is called primary hypertension. This means that the hypertension is not caused by the preceding diseases – this only applies in about 10 – 15% of the cases. With a simple examination, the doctor can determine the blood pressure of the patient. He measures a blood pressure of about 140/90, this is an average value. Above 140/90, doctors speak of slightly elevated blood pressure. A severe high blood pressure is over 180/110.

The reasons for a high blood pressure are usually in the way of life of the Affected. This applies at least, if it is a primary hypertension – the high blood pressure by a previous disease, is a treatment of the same necessary to overcome the hypertension as a Symptom. Primary hypertension arises, however, in many cases, by risk factors such as Obesity (particularly in the abdominal area), Smoking, chronic Stress, excessive alcohol consumption and lack of exercise. Also, the age, the gender, and the individual genes can play in the development of high blood pressure a role.

Pflegealphabet: B wie BluthochdruckThe Treacherous on high blood pressure the fact that the Affected do not notice it often, for a long time, since he caused first no or at least hardly any symptoms. The first symptoms occur, these can often not be directly led to increased blood pressure. Headaches, sleep disturbances, dizziness, breathlessness or problems with concentration can also be part of the symptoms such as a tightness in the chest, blurred vision, or a General performance weakness. High blood pressure permanently if left untreated, it can lead to calcification of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis), stroke, kidney failure, or heart attack, and so the life of the Affected pose an acute risk. It is important, therefore, at the first signs to see a doctor.

In the case of a primary hypertension a change of in lifestyle, to lower blood pressure. A waiver of alcohol and nicotine, the reduction of Overweight and exercise can often create a remedy. The desired effect, or the blood pressure increases significantly, can blockers, the treating doctor, the blood pressure in addition to using drugs such as beta and ACE inhibitors reduce. In a levelling off of the blood pressure in the normal range can significantly contribute to the maintenance of health and the risk of serious diseases, significantly reduce.

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Care alphabet: a-B, such as clothing

Pflegealphabet: B wie BluthochdruckAfter I filled in the last few weeks, have often come (with B as in beds and D as in Depression), I have written again today an article for the nursing alphabet. However, I had to double the letters B, there is B such as clothing. After the article to the beds, Yes, in the comments praise was expressed that this review was helpful, I hope to make today your taste. Comments I am happy to take up again below the article. So, enough of the Preface, we come to

(Professional)clothing for nursing jobs

Many of you, the work itself, in the care, will learn daily in the flesh: The professional clothing must endure at work quite a lot. You must of course be comfortable and sit well, particularly with the heavy work with patients in a nursing home really the last, the upset should be, the clothes. Highly fashionable, however, you don’t need to be, however, the clothing should not look like pieces of a potato sack. You know what I have there is my ? For all who wish to gain an Overview of the different pieces of clothing, now a listing. I have not divided explicitly to the ladies fitting men’s fashion.


The word “bag” contains the name of this fairly widely-used professional clothing, Yes ever, but it’s not so bad then most of the time. And especially tunic comes “” Yes, not of the “bag”, but from the French “casaque”, which originally referred to a three-quarter length blouse. (Thank you Wikipedia) As I researched for this article online, I came across the various models of Tunics. Some are fashionable, others are kept rather simple. Since it really depends what the employer ordered or which style you would love to wear herself.


There are a variety of variants and forms. Of Stretch to the Jeans, there are a wide variety of materials, but also more and more in different colors. Clearly, the dominant color is white, but (I think) fortunately, there are more and more different color combinations. At this point, my question to you is, what is the color of your professional clothing?

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Who is in the care that is there every day, several kilometers by Foot. It is important to wear the appropriate footwear. I know it is so, that could actually select each of his shoes individually. And then there were the Sneakers, the birch Stocker and a lot of Shoe between models. But no matter whether sneakers, Birkenstock sandals or any other shoes – the main thing is you are comfortable and not slippery.

Care alphabet: B is for beds

The care alphabet was not long extended, so I’ll do it today with an article on the letter “B” is again something New.

B is for beds

Not only in private life but also in the nursing home, the quality of the beds is a decisive characteristic. They are not only for the cared for Person but also for the staff is important, because high-quality and multi-functional beds make life easier.

What is clear. Hardly anyone will be able to enjoy in the nursing home, the luxury to sleep in a water bed, even if it would be particularly pleasant and relaxing. But, nevertheless, the bed for the caregiver should be comfortable and the nursing staff well.

Below I give a brief Overview of different bed variants:

Pflegealphabet: B wie BluthochdruckStand-up bed

This bed is particularly intended for people for whom getting out of bed is a major barrier. These people, it is actually only with someone’s help possible to get out of bed. A stand-up bed overcomes this barrier. It is (mostly) a remote control and can rotate thanks to electric motors, and even lifting, so that the appropriate Person is almost alone in the standing position, and the Stand works much effortless.

Pflegealphabet: B wie BluthochdruckLow bed

Especially in the case of the ever more frequently occurring dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is a

extremely low storage for reasons of fall prevention, especially during the phase of sleep important. There is not here the Alternative to a normal bed guard fitted to the sides, so that the Person falls out of bed, however, this is not always the best solution. Low beds can be raised, moreover, thanks to the electric motors to a normal height, so that the nursing staff can work more comfortably.

Pflegealphabet: B wie Bluthochdruck“Normal” Care Bed

A bed of this kind is probably to be found in most facilities. By remote control, the backrest, and often also the legs can be used to lift/ angles. Such beds there is with and without the trolley and also in combination. So the mobile is to be mounted under the set.

All photos on this page are taken from the Online catalog of the company’s mill Muller