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Flashcards in Hypertensive Crisis Deck (13):
1

Often first symptom of hypertensive crisis?

Occipital headache

2

You're a real....

Pain in the neck! Stiffness/Rigidity

3

GI fx?

Nausea & Vomiting

4

Temperature?

Fever & Sweating or Cold & Clammy

5

Skin color?

Pallor

6

BP Up or Down?

BP HIGH

7

Turn off the...

Photophobia

8

I can see through time..

Dilated pupils

9

Cardia?

Tachy or Brady

10

If suspected you should...

Withhold any further doses & notify doc immediately

11

Physician will likely order admin of agent to...

Reduce BP

12

An agent to reduce BP?

phentolamine 5mgIV

13

T/F patient should lie flat during hypertensive crisis.

FALSE - stand or walk to reduce BP slightly!