Pain, Hypertension, and CVD Management Toolkit
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 2023 SUMMIT!
Join this live virtual event on pain management and interact with the speakers and panelists in each of the three 1-hour sessions.
- pain management for older adults in the hospital setting
- the role of pharmacists in inpatient pain management
- health equity
Guideline-Driven Management of Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Update
Dr. Robert Carey from the University of Virginia and co-author of the 2017 AHA/American College of Cardiology clinical practice guidelines reviews important findings on the prevention, detection, and management of hypertension in this on-demand webinar.
Pain Assessment & Pain Management Podcast
This series portrays the patient and clinician's experience with assessing and managing pain. It is part of a larger pain, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease initiative to educate providers on patient pain and medication management with considerations for over-the-counter pain relief for patients with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
This podcast is intended to be a guide to educate providers on the pain assessment tools available and provide practical applications for assessing and managing pain at different stages in the patient journey. Any recommendations or information provided are not to be construed as a directive, endorsement, or medical advice.
Speaker: Paul Arnstein, PhD. Paul is a certified family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, and a pain management nurse. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Nursing at the Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and an independent pain educator and consultant.
Supporting Guidelines and AHA Scientific Statements
- 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines
- 2019 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With High Blood Pressure
- 2021 Guideline-Driven Management of Hypertension
- Use of Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
BP Clinical Resources
- AHA High Blood Pressure Toolkit
- AHA High Blood Pressure Toolkit for Pharmacists
- How to Accurately Measure Blood Pressure
- Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm
The resources in this toolkit have been created and assembled by the AHA, its volunteer medical professionals from across the country, and the hospitals participating in this initiative.
The materials are for educational purposes only. The content provided in this toolkit does not constitute an endorsement or instruction by the American Heart Association or the American Stroke Association.
Recordings from the Pain and Hypertension Management Summit - April 21, 2022
Pathophysiology of Hypertension and Pain ManagementView slides
Nurses and Physician Assistants Make a Difference in Inpatient Pain ManagementView slides
Over the Counter and Through the Woods: Navigating Analgesics at DischargeView slides