Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Karen Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
The literature is clear that the diagnosis, treatment, and plan of care for hypertension in adults should rely, at least in part, on ambulatory blood pressure. Using in-office blood pressures alone risks inaccurate measurements and can result in inappropriate treatments. Many clinics, however, do not adhere to this recommendation and will fall back on clinic readings which puts the patient at risk of mismanaged hypertension and polypharmacy. This project was formulated to identify the extent to which hypertensive patients were diagnosed and managed without the use of home blood pressure monitoring in a small local community clinic. This project will also explore and identify sources for low-to-no cost at-home monitors for patient use. The hope is that this project will encourage a future project to initiate routine home blood pressure monitoring for hypertensive patients at this clinic to improve adherence to evidence-based practice.
Keywords: white coat hypertension, ambulatory blood pressure, home blood pressure, hypertension, outpatient clinic
Digital USD Citation
Liikala, Catherine, "Identifying Opportunities for Implementing Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Newly Diagnosed or Worsening Hypertension at a Family Health Clinic" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 176.
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