Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The role of APN in the Care of Patients with High Blood Pressure]

VÖRÖS Tünde1, PAKAI Annamária2, SZEBENI-KOVÁCS Gyula3, SZABÓNÉ Bálint Ágnes4, OLÁH András5

APRIL 30, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(2)

[Internationally the role of Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) has grown a lot in the treatment for high blood pressure. The tasks of Advanced Practice Nurses with an advanced degree include the observation, following, diagnostics, medicinal treatment, health education, education of patients, coordination of care, checking of performance and improvement of quality. In Hungary the family doctors do the care of people with hypertonia in the primary care. Because of the number of patients who must be treated every day comes less time per capita in the care. For a high number of acute patients must be cared and for this reason less time remains for the care of chronic patients. In Hungary the education for Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with an advanced degree has started in autumn 2017. The first of these nurses will get out of the education in February 2019. Due to their education they will be able to care acute illnesses in practices of family doctors and in communities of practice. Besides they will be able to explore, care and follow chronic patients. ]

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