Learn why hypertension matters with KHA’s monthly resource series!
Hypertension is a prevalent, chronic disease in the United States. It can lead to many detrimental effects in patients, some of which are the leading causes of death (stroke and heart disease). Each time your patient walks through your facility door you are likely to be treating the effects of uncontrolled or undiagnosed hypertension. This is important because it not only signifies an unhealthy patient but also increases the risk of readmission if your patient is not properly educated on the treatment and maintenance of their disease. The KHA Quality department has a goal this year of bringing awareness to hypertension, “the silent killer”, so that it stays in the forefront of your mind as you treat your patients in hopes that this awareness will lead to a healthier Kentucky. Each month, KHA will share a short webisode, hypertension games, statistics, or resources to enhance your knowledge.