Hypertension - #13

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Determine blood pressure goals in older adults and possible medications.

Follow-up visit of a patient in the nursing home or other outpatient setting.

Determine initial appropriate treatment option for an elderly hypertensive patient with medical co-morbidities.

Identify blood pressure goals in patients >65 years old. 2.List four JNC7 considerations for treatment of hypertension. 3.List four medications and the specific conditions for which they are indicated, based on patient co-morbidities. 4.List four practical lifestyle recommendations for the management of hypertension.

Bechett, N. S., Peters, R., Fletcher, A. E., et al. Treatment of hypertension in patients 80 years
of age or older. NEJM. 2008 May 1; 358: 1887-1898.
Chobanian, A.V., Bakris, G.L., Black, H.R., et al. The Seventh Report of the Joint National
Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: the JNC 7 Report. JAMA. 2003 May 21; 289(17): 2560-2572.
Dickerson, L. M and Gibson, M. V. Management of hypertension in older persons. Am Fam
Physician. 2005 Feb 1; 71(3):469-476.

This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Yana Thaker, Suzanne Gehl MD, Kathyrn Denson MD, Jennifer Scheeler, MD, Bambi Wessel

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin