How to Take Orthostatic Blood Pressure

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About this course

Orthostatic blood pressure is a vital sign gathered from a patient who has potential blood pressure problems. Something called “orthostatic hypotension” occurs when a person’s blood pressure drops considerably when transitioning positions (going from lying down to sitting up, sitting to standing, etc.) and results in a feeling of light-headedness and dizziness, even fainting.
Specifically, if the systolic blood pressure (the higher number) drops by 20 units upon standing, or the diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) drops by 10 units upon or within three minutes of standing, the person is said to have “orthostatic hypotension.”
You can measure a person’s blood pressure in different positions in order to determine whether or not they have orthostatic hypotension.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • You will learn how to correctly perform orthostatic blood pressures

SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN

What you will learn

  • You will learn how to correctly perform orthostatic blood pressures

Course Curriculum

Lying down

  • Measuring Blood Pressure Lying Down
  • Measuring Blood Pressure Lying Down

Standing up

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