A new mother with pregnancy induced hypertension calls the hospital complaining of a severe headache and blurred vision. How should the nurse respond?

Tell the patient to hang up and call 911 immediately

Explanation

•This patient is having symptoms of severe hypertension, which puts her at risk for seizures.

•The patient needs to be treated immediately in order to reduce her blood pressure and prevent complications.

•Pregnancy induced hypertension can last for several weeks after delivery.

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