The purpose of this article is to review best practices for screening and monitoring hypertension for Faith Community Nurses (FCNs). Epidemiological data regarding hypertension will be presented, along with current guidelines for blood pressure monitoring. Information on lifestyle modification and patient education resources is included to assist the FCN to improve service to patients at risk for and with current hypertension.
Garrett Wright, Dawn M.; Main, Maria E.; and Branstetter, Mary L.
"Practice Matters: Screening and Caring for Those with Hypertension,"
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijfcn/vol1/iss1/3