Hypertension (study day)

Who is it for?

This study day is suitable for first level registered nurses working in primary care settings.

Overview of content:

  • Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Investigations
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management
  • Patient education and current evidence based guidelines

What is it about?

This study day focuses on the management of hypertension in primary care. The study day will cover the pathophysiology in hypertension – a brief introduction to the physiological changes taking place in hypertension and the associated significance, epidemiology – an overview of incidence and prevalence of hypertension, presentation and investigations – the clinical features of hypertension and the role of routine investigations and screening tools for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. It will also look at the pharmacological management – an introduction to the drugs used in hypertension and the non-pharmacological management – care and management options including lifestyle issues and patient education.

How will it enhance practice?

Nurses learn how to identify patients with hypertension as well as how to follow the recommendations for managing the condition.

Course Structure:

1 x day study day 09.30 - 16.00

Upcoming dates:

21 March 2018 (FULL)

12 July 2018

November 2018 (TBC)

March 2019 (TBC)

Application and Funding

To apply for this course, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. For information on funding options please see here.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Tuition Fees

For details of current tuition fees for self funded or sponsored applicants please click here.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Debbie Limb

Tel: 0114 222 2050; Email : d.c.Limb@sheffield.ac.uk

Admissions/Support Officer:

Deborah Reid

Tel: 0114 222 2037; Email: snm-admin@sheffield.ac.uk