Highest BP you have ever seen on a pt - page 6

Hello, I am new to all nurses as a poster. Have been looking at posts for a year or so. Anyway, my coworkers and I were having a disscussion of the highest BP we have ever seen. We had a pt come... Read More

  1. by   Christie RN2006
    Hm... no idea what my highest would be, somewhere in the 200s. Lowest though was 30 by dopplar and the pt was maxed on dopamine, levophed, and neosynephrine.
  2. by   djewel6
    240/210 on a patient I had in the field while I was working EMS back in 1997.
  3. by   twotrees2
    Quote from nckayaker
    Hello,
    I am new to all nurses as a poster. Have been looking at posts for a year or so.
    Anyway, my coworkers and I were having a disscussion of the highest BP we have ever seen. We had a pt come in and say that the BP on the home monitor was 280/110. It was 162/109 at the ER.
    So what is the highest BP any of you have ever seen?
    had an oddest b/p one time -- had 3 nurses and my administrator check it and all got similiar readings - it was 212 / 36 - weird -
  4. by   2longasn
    Received report from the previous shift that the residents B/P is 257/110 on a new admission, no the meds have not been rec'd from the pharmacy and no we did not call the MD. Yes the B/P was checked and found to be 260/110 and yes the doctor was made aware and the order to give Lopressor was carried out. And yes that Nurse was sharply inserviced by this writer.
  5. by   RedERRN
    Highest BP: 277/224 (My mother in law during adrenal crisis)

    Lowest BP: 20 systolic (pt fresh in from EMS - came in "nonemergent" )

    Highest blood sugar: 1900 (my case-study for nursing school - Dx HHNK)

    Lowest blood sugar: 8 (and the patient lived!)


    How about highest potassium?

    For me it was a 50-something-year-old lady with no Hx of dialysis that suddenly became "paralyzed." Her potassium was 9.9 - nonhemolyzed!!!! She was cured by immediate insertion of a quinton cath and dialysis!
  6. by   arpeggiated
    We had a pt come in last week with K+ of 8.8

    Highest BP I've taken was 262/128 on a pt withdrawing from heroin.
  7. by   Rhfish2
    I'm a cardiology NP and we often see patient's come in with BP's of 210/120 and as long as they are asymptomatic we don't get crazy. We treat and street with education and follow up directions. Also after wroking in the ED for many, many, many years whenever a machine tells me that the BP is either high or low I use the old machine (my ears). As for the patient's that come in telling me that their BP at home was high or low I take it for grranted based on use of the machine, patient muscle movement etc.. I usually have them bring the machine in and show me how they use it.
  8. by   Boston-RN
    I've only been a nurse for 9 months.....BP high 238/129 low 50/40
  9. by   greenjanell
    260/140, sub arachnoid bleed.
    30/doppler septic shock. only pulse he had was a carotid doppler. respirations of 20!! not on a vent either. went to ICU from ER
  10. by   scattycarrot
    I work in ER so have seen lots of highs and lows but two of the most ineteresting where a high or 260/150 on a 20 year old male presenting with feeling 'slightly unwell, thought it was a hangover' and got newly diagnosed with ARF.
    The lowest was really interesting....a 30something male came in peri-arrest with a bp of 60/palp (that was his highest reading) and a bradycardia but with a GCS of 14/15(eyes open to voice). He had no significant medical history and had been out in a club when he just collasped feeling unwell. When we took bloods from him, his blood was literally thick and brown and looked like chocolate. He was also totally cyanosed but his ABG showed a just below normal Po2. It turned out that he had drunk amylnitrate instead of snorting it as he thought it was GHB(liquid ecstacy). Anyway, he was diagosed with methaemoglobinaemia and after we gave methylene blue via a central line, he was admitted to ITU and was discharged from there the next morning! Really interesting case!
  11. by   nursyboy
    For me...

    I transfred one pt. to another central hospital.... haemoptisis pt. ....

    with 2 IV lines.... both of them were flowing fastly with Nomal Saline.....

    however... in the middle of the road...the BP measuring machine was

    reading the pt's BP..... I stunned when I saw the result..

    IT WAS 283/132......

    dear reader.....

    you never have to beleve me... but that what I saw..
  12. by   yeSICU
    Does it count if the pt. is herniating? I have seen some crazy ones... but then they drop so fast.
  13. by   gagezoie
    or the lowest hematocrit. a comment often heard in our er (and many others, i'm sure) was, "this isn't even compatible with life!"[/quote]


    me after pp hemorrhage. h/h 3.6 and i think 22. long before i even thought about being a nurse. no blood transfusion either, just sent me home when i made it to 5 something. :smackingf did receivee blood 6 weeks later after 2nd hemorrhage and hemoglobinn 7. the things i know now. wow.

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