Welcome to Episode 149 of the Nursing Show

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Hospital Violence Common for Staff

9th Pediatric Death from Whooping Cough Recorded

Seizures Seen in Children with H1N1

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This Week- Nurse Review on Antihypertensives

Hypertension is one of the most common chronic illness in the US and also one of the leading causes of heart disease. Before hypertension reaches its complications, patients with hypertension are given medications to be taken everyday to maintain their blood pressure at normal.

There are different antihypertensives given to individual patients. Though these all work to lower the blood pressure, it differs in the mechanism in which they work. The types of antihypertensives include beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, adrenergic modifiers, Angiotensin II receptor blockers and other combination medications.

For more information on antihypertensive medications and their basic drug information, follow the links below.

High Blood Pressure Medications

Merck Manual on Hypertension

Antihypertensives

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