National Prescribing Curriculum

Hypertension

Provide care for Trevor, a patient who presents to you on the background of a high blood pressure reading, detected during a worksite health check.

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Hypertension
 

About

The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.

In this module you will provide care for Trevor, a patient who presents to you on the background of a high blood pressure reading, detected during a worksite health check.

 

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • identify patient factors that must be considered when making a diagnosis of hypertension
  • identify effective non-pharmacological management options recommended for all patients
  • identify cardiovascular risk reduction goals as part of the treatment of hypertension
  • compile a personal formulary of individual medicines for the pharmacological management of hypertension.
 

Resources

Prescribing Competencies Framework
The Prescribing Competencies Framework describes the competencies that health professionals require to prescribe medicines judiciously, appropriately, safely and effectively in the Australian healthcare system