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Impaired physical mobility r/t orthostatic hypertension, (are we allowed to use that?) m/b dizziness, syncope and tinnitus on standing.
Assessing blood pressure isn't really appropriate.
No, you can't use a medical diagnosis in r/t
"Risk for injury" would be more appropriate for orthostatic hypotension.
Risk for injury R/T light headedness upon rising from supine position AEB patient states she feels woozy when attempting to sit on side of bed after lying down for a long period.
1. ensure bed alarm on at all times
2. advise patient to use call light when she is ready to get out of bed
3. assist patient to upright position
4. have patient dangle legs at side of bed until dizziness passes
5. assist patient out of bed using gait belt or walker.
Rationales explain why each intervention is necessary.