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Articles by Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Hypertension management options: 2017 guideline

Scordo, Kristine Anne

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):33-37, June 11, 2018.

The new hypertension guideline lowers the definition of high BP to 130/80 mm Hg. This means that millions of adults will now be diagnosed with hypertension and that many of those taking antihypertensive drugs are not at goal. The challenge is to communicate the change, the strength of evidence behind the change, and the options available to patients. Healthcare providers must be knowledgeable of the new guideline and ready to meet this challenge.

Managing hyperlipidemia The updated cholesterol treatment guidelines

Scordo, Kristine Anne

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(7):28-32, July 13th, 2014.

The ACC/AHA 2013 cholesterol treatment guidelines focus on lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke and not on targeted treatment goals in adult patients. This article offers a synopsis of the new guidelines and how to apply them in clinical practice.

Hypertension in 2014: Making sense of the guidelines

Scordo, Kristine Anne; Pickett, Kim Anne

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(6):18-23, June 15th, 2014.

If not appropriately treated, hypertension can lead to stroke, kidney failure, myocardial infarction, and death. Substantial evidence from multiple randomized clinical trials demonstrates the benefit of antihypertensive therapy. The purpose of this article is to discuss current hypertension guidelines.

Teaching students about the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing

Scordo, Kristine Anne

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(3):51-54, March 13th, 2014.

Although the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing is widely used in medical education to teach rationale prescribing to physicians, this method is less known in graduate nursing education. The purpose of this article is to review the motivation behind the model and to discuss the incorporation of a P (personal) drug assignment into a graduate pharmacology course.