oa Professional Nursing Today - Hypertension treatment algorithm : clinical
|Article Title||Hypertension treatment algorithm : clinical|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||37 - 41|
This algorithm is based on the hypertension guideline. The treatment algorithm showing nine steps for the management of hypertension is reproduced with permission of the SA Hypertension Society. The nine steps are: 1) assessment; 2) measurement of blood pressure; 3) determination of risk; 4) lifestyle modification; 5) decision to begin drug treatment; 6) referral of severe hypertension; 7) assessment of presence of compelling indications for modifying routine drug treatment; 8) routine drug management; 9) targets for blood pressure lowering treatment.
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