Autonomic Dysreflexia

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    I was just wondering if anyone has had, I am quite sure they have had any dealings with Autonomic Dysreflexia, I have just started in rehab nursing and have only had 1 case of it thank God. Any help would be appreciated. I had never had any dealings with it before that one time.
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    Quote from proudmommielpn
    I was just wondering if anyone has had, I am quite sure they have had any dealings with Autonomic Dysreflexia, I have just started in rehab nursing and have only had 1 case of it thank God. Any help would be appreciated. I had never had any dealings with it before that one time.
    I had a clinical rotation in spinal cord injury. I've seen it happen. One of my patients had an episode that was brought on by a dehydrated pea under his lower buttocks. Yes, it is true. His BP shot up, he had a sweaty midsection....it was pretty scary, and it is a life threatning emergency. Also, one can trigger it when changing a foley's. It is important for para's and quads to cath often as the main culprit is usually a distended bladder. I'ts been awhile...so I need to refresh my memory more on this fascinating occurence.
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    Here's a link from the *Spinal Cord Injury Info Network* on autonomic dysreflexia

    http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21542

    Article includes references for further reading.
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    Quote from robsta
    Here's a link from the *Spinal Cord Injury Info Network* on autonomic dysreflexia

    http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21542

    Article includes references for further reading.
    Thank you.
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    Quote from Jo Anne
    Thank you.


    Thanks So Much!!!!!!!!
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    Quote from proudmommielpn
    Thanks So Much!!!!!!!!
    Your welcome - glad the info was helpful.

    - robsta

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    I was off but one of my pts had their foley clamped for UA, and they never unclamped it. Dont think they will ever forget to do that again. And it HAD to happen to THAT pt you dont want it to happen to.


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