Hypertension/Kidney function

  1. OK all you seasoned veterans, I need some suggestions.

    I have to submit a BRIEF overview on "the effects of UNTREATED hypertension on kidney function."

    I don't need anything to big and God knows it can't be to medical as the rest of the class is not on the nursing track and I don't want to lose anyone's interest.

    Thanks in advance for any info you may have!
    Last edit by opalmRN on Jan 28, '03
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Good luck. You will need to throw some medical into the presentation, it is the nature of the beast.

    I always use a few minutes at triage for education when somone with elevated BP comes through. Esp if it is a young black male. Just a short talk to tell them to watch their pressure, see a doctor if it doesn't get better and that allowing it to go unchecked can result in blindness, kidney disease/failure (which leads to dialysis) and impotenence (which makes them pay attention).

    Here are a couple of sites for you to look at for some ideas.



  4. by   opalmRN
    Thanks 2ndcareerRN,

    I am very greatful for the information. Thanks so much and I'll let you know how it goes.

    You're GREAT!