National Prescribing Curriculum
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.
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.
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.