by Cathy Parkes July 20, 2023
A patient with a spinal cord injury is at risk for experiencing life-threatening hypertension known as autonomic dysreflexia. If the patient becomes diaphoretic and hypertensive, immediately sit the patient up, loosen restrictive clothing, and then assess for underlying cause (e.g., distended bladder, fecal impaction).
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by Cathy Parkes September 18, 2023
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