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Chapter 27. Hypertension Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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DS is a 55-year-old BM who is seen in the MTM clinic for management of his hypertension. The average of his last several blood pressure readings is 166/94 mm Hg. Which of the following is the most appropriate classification of his hypertension?

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a. Stage I hypertension

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b. Stage II hypertension

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c. Isolated systolic HTN

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d. Hypertensive urgency

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All of the following can affect the accuracy of blood pressure measurements EXCEPT:

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a. Use of a digital blood pressure monitor for the measurement

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b. Temperature of the room where blood pressure is measured

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c. Ingestion of caffeine prior to the blood pressure measurement

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d. Skill of the practitioner performing the blood pressure measurement

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SN is an 82-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and gout. Which of the following is an appropriate blood pressure goal for this patient?

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a. < 130/80 mm Hg

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b. < 150/90 mm Hg

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c. < 140/80 mm Hg

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d. < 110/65 mm Hg

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Which of the following best describes how you would explain a beta-blocker to a patient using living room language?

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a. A medication for your hypertension

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b. A blood pressure medicine that works by slowing down how fast the heart beats and decreasing the body's reaction to stress

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c. A blood pressure medicine that works by blocking responses to stimuli from the sympathetic nervous system

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d. A blood pressure medicine that exerts its mechanism by blocking beta receptors in the heart

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All of the following are appropriate for inclusion on the MAP of a patient with high blood pressure EXCEPT:

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a. Monitor your hypertension 3 times weekly with a sphygmomanometer

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b. Write down your blood pressure readings and bring them to your next visit

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c. Avoid adding salt to your food at the table

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d. Take your blood pressure medicine every morning

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Which of the following would indicate the need for emergent referral of a patient with hypertension?

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