Orthostatic Hypotension

by Cathy Parkes November 20, 2019

Orthostatic Hypotension

A patient is POSITIVE for orthostatic hypotension if: The SBP decreases more than 20mmHg when changing position AND/OR the DBP decreases more than 10mmHg with a 10-20% increase in heart rate. If your patient has orthostatic hypotension: Assist with ambulation, have patient sit at the edge of the bed for 1-2 minutes before standing up, advise patient to change positions slowly.


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