Quiz: Are You Prepared for a Hypertensive Emergency? | A hypertensive emergency is a condition in which elevated blood pressure results in target organ damage. The systems primarily involved include the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the renal system.
Drugs Used in Hypertensive Emergencies: Vasodilators (dilate vessels to increase diameter) and Adrenergic Inhibitors (suppresses nervous system mechanisms that raise blood pressure). Article citation: Horne, E. M., & Gordon, P. M. (2009). Taking aim at hypertensive crises. Nursing, 39(3), 48-53. Retrieved from http://www.nursingcenter.com/static?pageid=852940 #Hypertension #BloodPressure #NursingPharmacology #Antihypertensive