Hypertension for Healthcare Assistants - 29th October 2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)is estimated to affect about 7
million people and is responsible for a quarter of all deaths and the main
cause of premature death in the UK.1
Hypertension affects an estimated 1:4 adults in the UK and
put individuals at increased risk of CVD hence it is the goal of the Long Term
Plan for Health to improve detection of hypertension from 57% to 80% and to manage patients with hypertension to
target BP levels from 56% to 80% over next 10 years.
To achieve these hypertension targets a joined-up effort
from the whole of the primary health care team is essential. The overall aim
of this training is to upskill Health Care Assistants to feel confident about
BP targets, how to respond to raised BPs and to provide lifestyle interventions
that can reduce risk.
This virtual blended learning includes pre-learning followed
up by live interactive teaching delivered via MS Teams.
This training is designed and delivered by Judith Magowan,
the long-term conditions lead at Okehampton Medical Centre and who has been
delivering education on hypertension for many years. Judith was a committee
member for the NICE 2019 national hypertension guidelines and is currently on
NHS England Hypertension expert advisory group.
Pre-learning materials (Approximately 1-2 hours)
Quiz , suggested reading and a presentation on
‘Cardiovascular disease and Primary Prevention’ plus learning activities.
Live virtual delivery (2.5 hours)
Introductions and learning outcomes.
Recognising and managing a raised blood pressure
reading in a patient without a diagnosis of hypertension
Improving detection and lifestyle interventions
for the prevention and management of hypertension.
Annual reviews and monitoring of patients with
hypertension for HCAs in primary care.
This course will be presented virtually. Delegates will be sent meeting links in the week before the course.
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