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A patient you are about to administer clonidine to has a blood pressure of 70/30. Heart rate is 40. There are no BP or HR parameters. What is the next step that you should take and why?
Always as a nurse at the bedside, assess your patient. Make sure that the blood pressure reading is accurate and verify that the patient is warm and well perfused by checking their peripheral pulses and capillary refill. Assess the order, making sure that there is a blood pressure/ heart rate parameter in the order for the medication. Considering that clonidine can further decrease the heart rate and blood pressure, a call should be made to the physician to verify that the patient should still get the medication; if not, then it should be recommended by the RN that parameters should be applied to the medication order.
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