Hypertension Management in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: The Benefits of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Hypertension Management in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: The Benefits of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Identification: nnj_jf12A3
Issue: January-February 2012
Volume: Vol. 39, No. 1
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Goal: To provide an overview of the benefits of home blood pressure monitoring in patients with end stage renal disease.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the challenges of diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis.
  2. Discuss the recommended protocol for measuring and evaluating blood pressure in patients with ESRD receiving hemodialysis.
  3. Describe various methods of monitoring blood pressure in the home setting for patients with ESRD receiving hemodialysis.


Acknowledgements: This pilot project was possible through the support of a $2500 clinical practice grant from the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA).

Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

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