Analysis of a Patient’s Vital Signs


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Analysis of a Patient's Vital Signs
Orthostatic hypotension refers to a reduction in blood pressure of 20 mm Hg when the position of an individual is changed from the supine or sitting position to a standing position (Lanier, Mote & Clay, 2011). The purpose of this paper is to analyze the vital signs of an individual, M.M. in the supine, sitting and standing positions after a good night sleep and an adequate breakfast, sleep deprivation and physical exertion.
Blood Pressure
The recorded blood pressure (BP) values were highest on the day M.M. performed the exercise with a BP of 130/70 mm Hg measured in the supine position that decreased to 114/78 mm Hg when she sat and further decreased to 112/84 mm Hg when she stood up. She...
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