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From The CriticsReviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: The book provides pharmacists interested in active participation in the treatment of patients with hypertension, an overview covering pathophysiology, the clinical exam, pharmacologic and nonpharmacological treatments.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a resource for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in the care of hypertensive patients.
Audience: This may be a useful reference for other physician extenders since in many settings the treatment of hypertension can be carried out effectively by a collaborative team approach.
Features: The book provides a review of the diagnosis and management of hypertension, including patient education, in the context of the JNC VII report. The sections on patient education are not optimal: templates for patient handouts may have been a better strategy. The chapters on disease management include very useful information on antihypertensive medications and hypertension treatment trials.
Assessment: Physician extenders may find this book helpful.