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The management of hypertension: the impact of nurse-led clinics

The management of hypertension: the impact of nurse-led clinics

Chummun, Harry (2011) The management of hypertension: the impact of nurse-led clinics. Nurse Prescribing, 9 (2). pp. 68-74. ISSN 1479-9189

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Abstract

The number of people with hypertension continues to rise in the UK and worldwide, placing enormous social, economical and health burden on the sufferers, their dependants and statutory health care providers. Disorders of the cardiovascular and renal systems are primary sources of hypertension. In the early stages of hypertension, the British Hypertension Society and the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advise lifestyle changes in order to arrest progression to more severe hypertension and avoid more serious complications. They propose a drug algorithm, in addition to the lifestyle changes, for the safe and effective management of antihypertensive medication. Specialist nurses appropriately trained in drug prescribing and working in hypertension nurse-led clinics could be an effective alternative to conventional approaches in the management of patients with hypertension.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physiology, hypertension, medications, management, nurse-led clinic
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4720

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