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Joan Smith, 55 years of age, is a female patient who presents to the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage

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Joan Smith, 55 years of age, is a female patient who presents to the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage. The patient stopped taking her antihypertensive suddenly because of the cost of the medications and she recently lost her job to outsourcing. The patient is slightly drowsy and complains of a headache and blurred vision . The patient's blood pressure is 220/130 mm Hg upon presentation. (Learning Objective 6).

a. According to the definitions set by the Seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High blood pressure (JNC 7), which type of hypertensive crisis is the patient currently experiencing?

b. Describe the treatment goals for handling the hypertensive crisis and apply the goals to the case study. Determine the current mean Arterial pressure (MAP) and the goals for treatment. 

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