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Taking aim at hypertensive crises

Horne, Eva M. RN, FNP-C, BSN, MN; Gordon, Paula M. RN, MS

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000347077.30256.14

Your patient's BP is severely elevated. Here's how to respond appropriately to protect target organs.

In Brief

Make sure you know how to recognize and respond to a hypertensive crisis according to current practice guidelines.

Author Information

At Georgia State University's Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing in Atlanta, Eva M. Horne is a clinical assistant professor and Paula M. Gordon is a clinical instructor.

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