Chris EMT J
This is a night watch case. It involves a patient suspected stroke. Patient suddenly was unable to talk. When EMS arrived the patient couldn't talk or follow commands. BP was 170/110 and they start transport then in the back on the ambo patient goes unresponsive and BP spikes. Now one thing I noticed that I think was a bad call was they administered nitroglycerin. Strokes could be ether clot or bleed.. ischemic or hemorrhagic... So if this was a bleed stroke nitro would worsen the issue. Correct me if I am wrong but in a possible stroke should BP control be a priority? I think no but what's your thoughts?