This is the first episode of the Family Pharm Podcast. In a series of 3 podcasts, we covered one of the most important disease entities in family practice and community pharmacies: hypertension. In episode 1, we focussed on the diagnosis of hypertension, and we also discussed briefly the secondary causes of hypertension, screening, and investigations.
I have summarized the CHEP guidelines used in this podcast on my website:
CHEP guidelines on diagnosis, investigations, and management:
level of CHEP recommendations explained (many of the guideline recommendations on diagnosis, lab investigations, and follow up are Level D):
CFPC endorses the CHEP guidelines for hypertension: http://www.cfpc.ca/ProjectAssets/Templates/Resource.aspx?id=1538&langType=4105
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care guideline on screening: