The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Hypertension can be classified as:
Primary or essential hypertension
Secondary hypertension: renal, endocrine, cardiac, or neurological
Upper limits of normal BP:
|Age||Systolic BP||Diastolic BP|
|3 - 6 years||120||70|
|7 - 10 years||130||75|
|11 - 15 years||140||80|
NOTE: For the pediatric patient with traumatic brain injury, treatment should be directed at the ABC’s and treatment of increased intracranial pressure. Avoid use of antihypertensive agents.
NOTE: Consult control physician for persistent symptomatic hypertension that is unresponsive to treatment per above protocol.