AD will resolve when the cause of the pain or irritation ceases. Therefore the cause must be identified and resolved. This requires immediate action.
Make sure the person is sitting upright and loosen tight clothing.
Refer to the Autonomic Dysreflexia MEDICAL EMERGENCY CARD for step by step instructions to resolve the rise in blood pressure.
If the cause cannot be found or resolved medication must be given to lower the blood pressure.
Dial 000 for an ambulance, and show the Autonomic Dysreflexia MEDICAL EMERGENCY CARD to the paramedics and hospital staff.
Autonomic Disroflexia in more detail written by Jen Stayt