Blood Pressure Question
Mr. L has developed an anaphylactic allergic response to an
anesthetic used during surgery. His peripheral blood vessels have dilated and
his bronchioles have constricted; his blood pressure is too low to measure and
he is having difficulty breathing. The doctor has called for an emergency
injection of epinephrine. What will the epinephrine do? Is it the proper
When you check Mr. Lís
chart, you discover that he has high blood pressure and is on beta-blockers.
How will this affect the usefulness of epinephrine in this emergency?
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