Unit 5 Assignment 1 (U5A1)
1. Synthesize current guidelines on the staging of hypertension.
2. Differentiate between the pharmacological treatment for each stage of hypertension.
Purpose: To learn how to stage and treat hypertension according the JNC 7 Report.
Review the Seventh Report of the Joint Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of Hypertension (JNC VII) at the following site: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/.
Discuss the stages of hypertension according to this report and list the first-line medications for each stage of hypertension.