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1

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

2

How will a client feel?

Dizzy, light-headed, unsteady

3

How to assess for orthostatic hypotension?

Check BP while client is lying down, sitting up, and standing. Wait five minutes between measurements

4

What is the treatment?

IV fluids for volume replacement

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