Medical Issues

So Mr Tanner and his family arrive on the Stroke unit in the evening. You fortunately are on call that night, and get a phone call from Nurse Hathoway (working again!) about several issues…

“Mr Tanner’s BP is 190/90 – what would you like me to do?”

If you’re not sure – explore the evidence on blood pressure
“I’m concerned that Mr Tanner is at risk of developing a DVT or PE and I think we need to do something to prevent it…”

What would you like to do?
“His BSL is 12 – do you want me to start him on a sliding scale?”

After you have reviewed all of the medical issues you can continue.