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Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show, with your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to welcome all of you to the program this week. There’s a great show coming up for you to enjoy and a few very interesting news items and research out there that you might be interested in from the world of nursing and healthcare.

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Tip This Week – Anti-hypertensives – part 1

Coming up in this episode is our segment on anti-hypertensive medications. This is part one of that segment, while part two on this will appear next week. If you’re watching the Nursing Show over or downloading this episode in the studio video version, you can actually watch the keynote presentation that goes along with this so that you cannot get some a visual cues along with listening to this and listening to me talk.

I try to put both of those things together so we can get this information out there and review. I mean that’s what it’s all about, making us more aware of what’s available and what we need to do with these particular classes of medications with regards to our patients with hypertension.

This is a broad category of medication.  We’ve covered the individual components of some of these drug classes in the past including:  Beta-blockers, ACE Inhibitors and the Calcium Channel Blockers but I wanted to give you a little bit different take on anti-hypertensive medications this week to kind of bringing around and have us look at it from the physiological standpoint.

I think sometimes we get so locked in to trying to understand different drug classes as nurses that we forget that these medications act on an individual and have physiologic effects.  If you can get a handle on some of those physiologic effects, sometimes you have a better understanding of what to expect from the standpoint of side effects, how to help the patient with dealing with some of those side effects so that they can remain on their medications because of course compliance is a huge issue with patients that are taking antihypertensives.  So let’s talk a little bit about antihypertensive medications.

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