Flashcards in Orthostatic Hypotention Deck (4)
What is it (Orthostatic Hypotension)
Systolic or diastolic BP drops more than 10 mm HG and heart rate increases by 10-120 when client changes position (lying, sitting, and standing) BP down HR up
How will a client feel?
Dizzy, light-headed, unsteady
How to assess for orthostatic hypotension?
Check BP while client is lying down, sitting up, and standing. Wait five minutes between measurements