Essay about A Brief Note On Area Needed For Improvement

780 Words Nov 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Area needed for improvement NorthLake Family Practice sees on a daily basis a significant amount of African American newly diagnosis or patients with uncontrolled hypertension. I feel that education on hypertension, importance of medication and medication compliance, complication seen with uncontrolled hypertension, importance of exercising, and the DASH diet plan is needed to decrease hospitalizations and occurring of complications. African Americans are at a higher risk for hypertension versus other races. The class will consist of at least ten African American patients, both males and females ranging from ages 40 and older, that have been newly diagnosed or has uncontrolled hypertension.
Community Resources There is an increase in hypertension seen in the community. It is imperative that healthcare providers not only educate the patients on hypertension, but they must educate the families and the communities. Some local community resources include the fire department which offers free blood pressure check, quarterly health fairs at churches, and the American Society of Hypertension.
Patient Profile/Assessment
Demographics: Mr. K.W. is a 41 year old African American male who has been recently diagnosed with Hypertension. Mr. K.W. was diagnosed with hypertension in August 2015. His body mass index (BMI) is calculated at 37.9. He used to smoke for 16 years at least a pack of cigarettes a day. Mr. K.W. quit smoking 10 years ago. He also used to drink an unknown…

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