Hypertension Case Study
Hypertension is among the preventable contributors to death and diseases. Different evidence obtained from various controlled trials has highlighted the significance of using antihypertensive drugs to treat and reduce the health outcomes in patients suffering from the disease (James et al., 2013). In most cases, hypertension is a common condition evident in the primary care which leads to stroke, myocardial infarction, death, and even renal failures. To this effect, many patients need assurances that their blood pressure treatment will help in reducing the burden of the disease. The clinicians have tried to utilize the best scientific evidence to manage hypertension. Therefore, developing an evidence-based management plan would be prudent to treat hypertension as demonstrated in this paper.
● Education is an important factor to consider when anticipating a healthy society. Patients need education about the treatment and conditions regarding the disease. The education effort shall ensure the nurse:
● Teach patients about self-monitoring skills
● Inform clients about their blood pressure levels
● Emphasize the benefits of continuing with treatments because patients can never tell whether the blood pressure is elevated. Through education, patients will understand that control is different cure (Go et al., 2014)
● Raise questions and concerns about the disease and provide opportunities which allow patients to share their specific behaviors; hence, allow for proper treatment recommendations (CDC, 2014).
● Inform patients about the best treatment by providing them with appropriate written and oral information.
● Educate members of the family, so that they can become part of the blood pressure control regimen; thus, offer daily reinforcement.
● Skill building, patient education, trustful relationship, and effective communication are essential to achieving sustained blood pressure control (Himmelfarb et al., 2016).