Tasty Morsels of EM 002

5 Jun

I keep a little, ever-expanding note on my phone where I jot down little morsels of goodness that I pick up while listening to or reading one of the many excellent sites/podcasts in the useful resource section.

I’ll try and transfer them here for your enlightenment.

After seeing a patient with autonomic dysreflexia one day I learnt this:

  • usually following spinal injury above T6
  • episode brought on by noxious stimuli below lesion (classic is a full bladder)
  • paroxysmal high BP
  • potentially life threatening
  • people tend to use clonidine or nitrates to treat it

2 Replies to “Tasty Morsels of EM 002

  1. cheers for that cliff, nice algorithm.

    the chap i saw settled with some GTN if i remember right. though i remember he’d had very little education about it, just something about take this spray if you feel funny and get a headache when your catheter is playing up!

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