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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Managing Hypertension in Older Adults

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Managing Hypertension in Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20205
Date Posted: 
06/30/2016
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/30/2016
Abstract: 

"Managing Hypertension in Older Adults" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
Objectives:
1. State the parameters that define normal blood pressure for older adults
2. State the prognostic implication of a widened pulse pressure
3. Recommend appropriate antihypertensive drug treatment for older adults who have hypertension
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
  1. content is not changed, 
  2.  no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
  3.  authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Rosemary Browne. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Managing Hypertension in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20205