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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


What is the treatment?

IV fluids for volume replacement

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