Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly: nursing aspects
Slauga. Mokslas ir praktika viršelis 2021 T. 2. Nr. 3 (291)
Self-education
Lina Spirgienė
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing
Odeta Kučikienė
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing
Published 2021-03-29
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Keywords

orthostatic hypotension
elderly
nursing

How to Cite

Spirgienė L. and Kučikienė O. (2021) “Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly: nursing aspects”, Slauga. Mokslas ir praktika, 2(3 (291), pp. 13–17. Available at: https://www.journals.vu.lt/slauga/article/view/23074 (Accessed: 18January2022).

Abstract

Orthostatic hypotension is a common problem among elderly patients, associated with significant morbidity. The diagnostic evaluation requires a comprehensive history. There are a number of non-pharmacological interventions for orthostatic hypotension that are used in the elderly. With proper evaluation and nursing management, the occurrence of adverse events, including falls, fracture, functional decline, and myocardial ischemia, can be significantly reduced.

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