Title Innovative lifelong learning of European General Physicians in Quality Improvement supported by information technology
Project Number 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11473
Product R9_New guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: a Polish perspective
Title R9_New guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: a Polish perspective
Product Type others
Marketing Text The new guidelines' goal is to offer the best available and most balanced information to all those involved in the management of arterial hypertension in the elderly people. They were prepared on the principle that guidelines should be educational rather than merely prescriptive. The guidelines are based on the strength of available evidence, with the scientific evidence drawn from many sources and not only from clinical trials and their meta-analyses.
The guidelines development was based on an extensive and critical review of data from large randomized clinical trials but also on observational studies and other sources of information provided they were obtained in studies meeting a high scientific standard. The full text is accompanied by a series of boxes, figures and tables where specific recommendations are given. A more concise set of practice recommendations on the subject is available as pocket guidelines (a leaflet/insert).
The updated guidelines for management of arterial hypertension were also meant to compliment information provided by national associations in such disciplines as: cardiology, arterial hypertension, general medicine, gastrology, etc.
Teachers / Trainers of Family Medicine / General Practice, Educational experts in the field of primary care, Practicing General Practitioners / Family Physicians
Trainees in the field of Family Medicine / General Practice
Thanks to a support of the LdV project, recommendations contained in the guidelines could be agreed under the Delphi method, in which the opinions of eminent specialists in cardiology, gereontology as well as other relevant disciplines were confronted with the opinion of ordinary family physicians. This document includes only those recommendations in which the experts reached a consensus. The guidelines have a completely new structure, more representatively reflects the problem from the perspective of the primary care physician (family doctor).
They were printed in 2012 and widely distributed among GPs.
Area of application
The objective of these guidelines is to serve as an instrument to improve health care for hypertensive persons within the framework of primary care. The main users of these guidelines are family doctors and the primary care nursing staff and other professionals: interns, cardiologists and nephrologists, who care for the patients on an outpatient basis. The guidelines are centred on the care of the hypertensive elderly people.
This Guidelines offer an important support for GPs, other primary care workers and also patients in management of arterial hypertension in the elderly people. It is important that the authors took into consideration the results of the initials needs analysis and studies carried out in WP1 and WP2. It is a pivotal supporting material for teaching in the field of Polish family medicine. These guidelines (as well as guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus - R10) were developed in order to use it by teachers in vocational trainings.
The Guidelines are primarily educational and not prescriptive or coercive supporting learning material. The guidelines provide a framework that can be adapted and/or adopted by national associations taking into account national socioeconomic and cultural factors. Such the guidelines are also a valuable tool used as one of the possible and very efficient teaching method. In our project this tangible result also plays a supporting role in the process of LLL education of GPs in the field of QI.
Product Languages Polish