Pathway 3: Implementing Patient Self-Management Support

While proper medical therapy is important for the care of patients diagnosed with hypertension, it is only with patient education and competent patient self-management techniques that patients can achieve their optimal blood pressure targets.

Interventions

  • Developing a physician-lead self-management plan for each patient
  • Having a staff member contact patients between appointments to support hypertension self-management
  • Utilize culturally appropriate patient education materials that support hypertension self-management
  • Utilize hypertension self-management tools that are given to patients at the time of the visit

Primary Guideline

Patient Education, Resources & Tools

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Healthy Eating
Fitness
Smoking Cessation Resources
Culture-Specific Resources

References

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