Presentation on theme: "Hypertension Nick Price 22.8.07. Aim Consider the application of evidence based practice in the management of hypertension in primary care. EBP – defined."— Presentation transcript:
Aim Consider the application of evidence based practice in the management of hypertension in primary care. EBP – defined as the integration of best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values (Sackett et al, 2000)
Objectives Brief overview of NICE guidelines Consider what this means in practice using some examples from patients Become familiar with cardiac risk calculations and to be able to interpret what these mean. Be able to explain this to patients
Oh, OK then have some drugs! < 55yrs A > 55 or black patients C or D A+C or A+D A+C+D
Summary – think carefully Measurements Interventions Explaining to patients Empowering vs disempowering patients Use risk calculators Non drug Rx is probably at least as effective as a whole stack of medication Integrate your patients values into the management plan. Dont be bullied by QoF etc.