Recognition and treatment of autonomic dysreflexia.

  • Beth R Keely
  • Published 1998 in Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN

Abstract

Patients who are admitted to the critical care unit frequently have numerous diagnoses including ones that can interfere with their treatment. One secondary condition with significant impact on nursing care is autonomic dysreflexia. Noxious stimuli in the ICU can precipitate a life-threatening autonomic response that results in hemodynamic and neurologic… (More)

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