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Hypertension: diagnosis, assessment and management

Hypertension: diagnosis, assessment and management

Hypertension: diagnosis, assessment and management

Jill Bunker
Jill Bunker
on behalf of ICNus

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Launch date: 17 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

Reference: 192825

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Description

Hypertension is a serious and common condition, the prevalence of which is set to rise given the increase in the ageing population, sedentary lifestyles and obesity. This article reviews the management of primary hypertension in adults, with reference to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. Diagnosis using clinic, ambulatory and home blood pressure (BP) monitoring, risk factors , BP targets, lifestyle advice, drug treatment and patient education are also discussed.

Objectives

This module aims to provide an overview of primary hypertension – high blood pressure of unknown cause, including risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options. It is not within the remit of the module to focus on hypertension in paediatrics, diabetes, kidney disease, pregnancy or patients who present with hypertension as a clinical emergency.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:
How to explain how hypertension is diagnosed, BP is monitored and BP targets are defined.
Jill Bunker

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Jill Bunker
on behalf of ICNus

Hypertension nurse specialist, Peart-Rose Clinic, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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