oa Professional Nursing Today - Hypertension treatment algorithm : clinical

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



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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