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1

What is thrombolysis?

Administering drugs to breakdown clots.

2

How often do you record blood pressure, pulse and capillary refill on patients that have been thrombolised?

Every 10 minutes

3

What is also important to monitor for closely?

Signs of bleeding

4

Can patients who have been thrmobolised be transported in a single crewed ambualnce?

No - must be minimum of double crew

5

Why are thrombolised patients at risk?

Because they have recieved drugs which have increased their risk of bleeding?

6

What is the most common life threatening bleed that can occur for a patient that has had thrombolysis?

Inter cranial bleeding

7

What are the signs of a inter cranial bleed?

Sudden onset headache
Falling LOC
Focal neurological signs

8

Why do we need to record BP, pulse and cap refill often?

Monitor for internal bleeding?

9

When do you acquire a 12 lead with regard to a patient that has recieved thrombolysis?

after 60 minutes if no change
or
if there is a significant change in patients condition


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