You are caring for a 90 year old female who has a UTI. It is important to monitor for sepsis. Which abnormal symptom would cause concern for sepsis? Select all that apply.

 

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- Hypotension

- Bradycardia

- Hypoglycemia

- Hyperglycemia

- Hypertension

Rationale

Septic patients often have elevated blood glucose. Their blood pressure also drops from the vessels shunting blood to vital organs. A patient would not likely have hypertension nor bradycardia. Actually they would likely be tachycardic.

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