BRATY Diet - Basic Care Mnemonics

BRATY Diet and other Basic Care Mnemonics

Blood pressure (BP) – it is one of the principal vital signs. BP is the pressure exerted by circulating blood or cardiac output against the walls of blood vessels.

BP decreases as the circulating blood moves away from the heart through arteries. It rapidly drops along the small arteries and arterioles, and decreases continuously as the blood moves through the capillaries and back to the heart through veins.

BP is usually expressed in terms of the systolic (maximum) pressure over diastolic (minimum) pressure (mmHg), for example 140/90.

Blood pressure reading higher than systolic of 140 and diastolic higher than 90 is considered as High Blood Pressure (Hypertension); and a reading of 90/60 mmHg or lower is considered Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension).


Basic Care Mnemonics about The BRATY Diet - it is a treatment prescribed for patients with diarrhea, dyspepsia, gastroenteritis and other gastrointestinal distress. It consists of foods that are relatively bland and low in fiber. Low-fiber foods were recommended because high fiber diet can cause gas and possibly worsen the condition of the patient.

B—BANANAS – it is bland fruit that can be constipating and a good thing when symptoms include diarrhea.

R—RICE – well tolerated by the stomach and likely to not cause further nausea.

A—APPLESAUCE – its creamy consistency goes down easily and soothes a dry throat.

T—TOAST – adds calories needed by he client to gain strength. A yummy food specially with a little bit of jelly.

Transient Incontinence

When a certain person cannot control evacuating wastes or urine from the body, it is called incontinence.
Type of this medical condition is what we called “Transient Incontinence.”
This type usually occurs in older people and it is temporary, when the underlying causes disappears and so the transient incontinence. So we can conclude that transient incontinence is a temporary type of urinary incontinence.

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