Flashcards in Autonomic Dysreflexia Deck (6)
Autonomic dysreflexia occurs in clients with what kind of injury?
Spinal cord injury ( T-5 or above
What can cause autonomic dysreflexia?
Noxious stimuli such as a ful bladder or fecal impaction
Why is autonomic dysreflexia so serious?
Life threatening due to clients extremely HYPERTENSIVE
What are the signs of autonomic dysreflexia?
Increase in BP 40mm Hg, headache, bradycardia, blurred vision, sweating
What should be done during an episode?
Place client in High Fowler's (1st)
check for bladder distention.
loosen restrictive clothing.