CPD modules

Hypertension: diagnosis, assessment and management

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module 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 including a sedentary lifestyle and obesity, BP targets, lifestyle advice, drug treatment and patient education are discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

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


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