Severe Hypertension

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Section 5 -MEDICAL

5.09 SEVERE HYPERTENSION

(Systolic BP > 230 mm Hg and/or Diastolic BP > 120 mm Hg)

CONSIDER MEDICAL ETIOLOGY OF HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS AND REFER TO APPROPRIATE PRACTICE PARAMETER:


INITIAL MEDICAL CARE (2.01) - OXYGEN only if SaO2 < 95%

  • Immediate Transport
  • Monitor and document BP every 5 minutes

Treat symptoms: