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. Analysis 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...The end:
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