A modification of the guidelines, through the eighth Joint National Commission (JNC-8) suggested inefficiency of the previous guidelines and possible improvement in management of blood pressure. A majority of hypertension patients, however, fails to manage their blood pressure and this identifies significance of the hypertension as a health concern.
The article investigates and reports on common practices in prevention of hypertension and management of blood pressure among hypertension patients and effects of the practices on quality of health, in a seminar set up. Using comparative analysis, effective practices are identified and are compared with provisions of JNC-8 guidelines with the aim of promoting awareness and use of JNC-8 guidelines among nurse practitioners.
Publishing the article will, therefore educate nurses of best practices for management of hypertension and, through awareness, influence them to use the practices for better health. The publication will therefore achieve the journal’s objectives of promoting education and improving care practices.
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