Flashcards in 2.9 Post Thrombolysis Care Deck (9)
What is thrombolysis?
Administering drugs to breakdown clots.
How often do you record blood pressure, pulse and capillary refill on patients that have been thrombolised?
Every 10 minutes
What is also important to monitor for closely?
Signs of bleeding
Can patients who have been thrmobolised be transported in a single crewed ambualnce?
No - must be minimum of double crew
Why are thrombolised patients at risk?
Because they have recieved drugs which have increased their risk of bleeding?
What is the most common life threatening bleed that can occur for a patient that has had thrombolysis?
Inter cranial bleeding
What are the signs of a inter cranial bleed?
Sudden onset headache
Focal neurological signs
Why do we need to record BP, pulse and cap refill often?
Monitor for internal bleeding?