The nurse is providing discharge instructions to a patient newly diagnosed with hypertension. The patient is being sent home on atenolol (Tenormin®). Which of these statements by the patient indicates the need for further medication education?
“I should notify my healthcare provider of any medication changes.”
“In addition to taking my atenolol, I should eat a low-sodium diet and exercise more.”
“I should take this medication at the same time every day.”
“I can skip my atenolol dose if my blood pressure is normal before taking.”
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