Dear Nurses

Saturday, September 08, 2007


Injury to the spinal column may not be easy to diagnose at the scene of the accident. The spinal column has a high network of nerves which control blood pressure. Injury to the spinal cord will result in blood flow being affected and ultimately a change in blood pressure. IV Fluid
replacement therapy and drugs such as Dopamine may be necessary to correct hypotension.
*Steroids in an IV solution may be given in a drip form, to decrease swelling around the spinal cord and reduce futher damage. Enjoy learning more about Traumatic Injuries.
* (Chapter 9 Pharmacology for Nurses)


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