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This study will assess the impact of a hypertension management certification program for community pharmacists on the blood pressure control of patients managed by the pharmacists enrolled. We will compare the systolic blood pressure of patients identified to have hypertension in the community that are followed by pharmacists who have undergone the certification course, and compare their blood pressure outcomes to subjects managed by pharmacists who have not yet received the training.
Hypertension Canada proposes the first "Hypertension Canada Provider Designation Program"(HC-PDP), specifically designed for Alberta pharmacists, to provide care and support to those at risk for or living with hypertension. Through this program, we hope to help with prevention of the costly and chronic conditions to which hypertension often leads, like kidney failure, stroke, and heart disease.
he HC-PDP aims to provide training to pharmacists in the screening, prevention, and management of hypertension. It has been identified that the development and implementation of this certification program provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the impact of such a program on blood pressure reduction.
We are aiming to assess the impact of pharmacist management on blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.
The development of the HC-PDP and the evaluation of its impact will occur in 2 phases. Phase 1 involves the development and implementation of the educational portion of the certification program. Phase 2 involves conducting a 1 year long study to assess the impact of the HC-PDP on blood pressure in patients with poorly controlled hypertension. This will be launched in pharmacies in Alberta.
Hypertension Canada Professional Designation Program: HC-PDP
Not yet recruiting
University of Alberta
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-06-02T23:09:16-0400
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