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Flashcards in Autonomic Dysreflexia Deck (6)
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1

Autonomic dysreflexia occurs in clients with what kind of injury?

Spinal cord injury ( T-5 or above

2

What can cause autonomic dysreflexia?

Noxious stimuli such as a ful bladder or fecal impaction

3

Why is autonomic dysreflexia so serious?

Life threatening due to clients extremely HYPERTENSIVE

4

What are the signs of autonomic dysreflexia?

Increase in BP 40mm Hg, headache, bradycardia, blurred vision, sweating

5

What should be done during an episode?

Place client in High Fowler's (1st)
check for bladder distention.
loosen restrictive clothing.

6

what is the treatment?

Removal of the stimuli
Patient needs to void/ bowelmovement

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