Kristina (Tia) Neu is a licensed Psychiatric Registered Nurse and author who is currently developing inservice training for health care professionals. She also is a Care Coach for Ontrak where she works as a facilitator, training other care coaches. Her work experience includes work in several areas of the health care profession - including nursing, dental hygiene, cardiac technician, and surgical technician.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition that is caused by a persistent elevation of the pressure inside the circulatory system. As individuals age, they are more likely to develop hypertension. Hypertension is a very serious disease that has significant complications and consequences. There is no cure for most cases of hypertension but with lifestyle alterations and the proper medications when needed, hypertension can be controlled. Caring for someone with hypertension should start with recognizing the people who are at risk. The health care professional is able to identify people at risk of developing hypertension and help educate them on hypertension prevention and to encourage them to follow proper treatment.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
Identify the signs and symptoms of hypertension
List the risk factors for hypertension
Describe the complications associated with hypertension
Prevalence of Hypertension
Blood Vessels, Blood Pressure, and Hypertension
Primary and Secondary Hypertension
Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension
Complications of Hypertension
Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension
Caring for the Hypertensive Patient
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