Identify signs of hypertension--"the silent killer"--and help treat it before life-threatening complications occur. You'll see exactly what's happening inside your patient with hypertension and know exactly what it means for your nursing care.
-differentiate between primary and secondary hypertension.
-identify modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors.
-spot hard-to-detect signs and symptoms that point to potential complications.
-determine which stage of hypertension your patients are in
analyze diagnostic test results with skill and accuracy.
-provide patient teaching that complements nursing and medical interventions and helps control high blood pressure.
...and much, much more.
-- Blanchard & Loeb website.
What high blood pressure is and how it affects you. The lifestyle factors that contribute to high blood pressure and advice on how to minimize their impact. The available medication and the side effects of the most common drugs.