I found this site last weekend during a very slow night shift, (I'm in no way complaining about this fact!!)
I found a lot of interesting info and am hoping that someone can help me!
I work in L&D and we frequently treat hyperemesis patients. There has been much discussion about the correct way to check orthostatic blood pressure on these patients. I know that you check HR/BP while the patient is supine, then sitting, then finally standing. What I need to know is, how long do you wait after each position change to check the HR/BP? And how do you use these different sets of VS to determine if the patient is orthostatic?
I would appriciate any info that anyone can pass along. If anyone knows of any websites that has this info, please let me know this too! Thank you in advance!