Hypertension In Nursing

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Introduction The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is the organization that creates the examination that is required to obtain a nursing license. The NCSBN categorizes the content of the examination into four different categories: assurance of a safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance of health, preservation of patient psychosocial and physiological health (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2015). Health promotion and maintenance includes subcategories of growth and development, disease and illness prevention and early detection, and includes strategies to improve or optimize health. The purpose of this paper is to research current evidence based practices for treating and…show more content…
It is imperative to find ways for patients to manage hypertension which prescribed medication therapies and lifestyle changes to limit negative outcomes. Potential Negative Effect Left Unresolved. Potential negative outcomes if hypertension is left uncontrolled can become fatal. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause organ damage, renal failure, myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, retinopathy, aneurysm, or encephalopathy (High Blood Pressure Dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body, 2016). Due to the negative effects associated with unresolved hypertension, it is extremely important to improve the clinical problem of uncontrolled hypertension through medication compliance and lifestyle changes as advised by medical providers.
Patient Population The patient population for hypertension varies greatly, but some groups of individuals are more at risk than others. Medication treatments also differ based on demographic criteria. The JNC 8 makes medication recommendations based on age and race. For example, JNC 8 recommends thiazide diuretics in combination with calcium channel blockers but suggests angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, or thiazide-type diuretics in populations that are non-African American, even with confirmed diagnoses of diabetes (James et
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