Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition that is caused by a persistent elevation of the pressure inside the circulatory system. It is a very serious disease that has significant complications and consequences. There is no cure for most cases of hypertension but with lifestyle alterations and the proper medications when needed, hypertension can be controlled. Caring for someone with hypertension should start with recognizing the people who are at risk. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to identify people at risk of developing hypertension and to help educate them on hypertension prevention and to encourage them to follow proper treatment.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
- State the components that create blood pressure.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of hypertension.
- Identify the risk factors for hypertension.
- Describe the complications associated with hypertension.
- Prevalence of Hypertension
- Blood Pressure Vital Sign
- Blood Vessels, Blood Pressure, and Hypertension
- Primary and Secondary Hypertension
- Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension
- Complications of Hypertension
- Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension
- Hypertensive Emergencies