Nursing diagnosis – risk for autonomic dysreflexia

ShareRisk for Autonomic Dysreflexia DEFINITION At risk for life-threatening, uninhibited response of the sympathetic nervous system, post spinal shock, in an individual with spinal cord injury or lesion at T6 or above (has been demonstrated in patients with injuries at T7 and T8) RISK FACTORS An injury or lesion at T6 or above and at [...]

Nursing diagnosis – autonomic dysreflexia

ShareAutonomic Dysreflexia DEFINITION Life-threatening, uninhibited sympathetic response of nervous system to noxious stimulus after spinal cord injury at T7 or above DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA • Paroxysmal hypertension (sudden periodic elevated blood pressure, systolic over 140 mm Hg and diastolic over 90 mm Hg) • Bradycardia or tachycardia (pulse less than 60 or more [...]