The Eight Joint Nation Committee (JNC8) Guidelines give clear, evidence-based recommendations regarding treatment for hypertension. Either by integrating clinical decision support tools based on these guidelines into your electronic health record (EHR) or by having a paper-based algorithm available to clinicians at the point of care, you will work to ensure the use of these guidelines in determining the course of care for your patients diagnosed with hypertension.
- Implementing a clinical decision support tool (on paper, electronic, or integrated into an EHR) that guides blood pressure goal setting and documents that goal in the patient’s chart
- Implementing a clinical decision support tool (on paper, electronic, or integrated into an EHR) that guides medication selection
- 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (Report from the Panel Members Appointed to JNC8)
Resources & Tools
- JNC Treatment Algorithm (Journal of the American Medical Association)
- Choosing Medicines for High Blood Pressure: A Review of the Research on ACEIs, ARBs, and DRIs (PubMed Health)
- Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD; Lawrence J. Fine, MD, DrPH; Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH; Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS; and Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP; Evidence Supporting a Systolic Blood Pressure Goal of Less Than 150 mm Hg in Patients Aged 60 Years or Older: The Minority View, Annals of Internal Medicine 2014;160(7):499-503
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