Hypertension Flowchart Customizable to Practice’s Protocol
Resource: Protocol for Controlling Hypertension in Adults (PDF, 1.5 KB, 2 pages)
Practices can modifiy this flow chart to reflect the practice’s preferred protocol for controlling hypertension in adult patients, including blood pressure goals and medication names. The sheet includes instructions for use and a summary of recommended lifestyle modifications to reduce blood pressure. This resource is included as a tool for practices to select and customize evidence for practice-wide implementation, part of Key Driver 1: Seek, select, and customize the best evidence for use by the practice. Workflow charting to clarify how evidence-based care is delivered is also a quality improvement tool that is part of Key Driver 2: Implement a data-driven quality improvement process to integrate evidence into practice procedures.
Please note that the evidence, recommendations, and/or measures have changed since the development of this resource. Make sure you incorporate the most recent information when using this tool.
Institution of origin: Million Hearts Initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication date: 2013