Table 2: Self-Reported Knowledge.

 

Part I

 

Correct (%)

JNC 7 HTN Definitions

Normal BP

Pre-HTN

Stage I HTN

Stage II HTN

189 (82%)

178 (77%)

179 (77%)

83 (35%)

ACEP Action scenario/close-ended

Refer for SBP/DBP ≥140/90 mmHg

SBP 140 mmHg

DBP 90 mmHg

183 (73%)

146 (62%)

 

Reassess for SBP/DBP ≥140/90 mmHg

SBP 140 mmHg

DBP 90 mmHg

 

146 (62%)

170 (73%)

 

BP Threshold Multiple Choice

 

Refer for SBP/DBP ≥140/90 mmHg

SBP 140 mmHg

DBP 90 mmHg

 

180 (33%)

119 (55%)

 

 

Reassess for SBP/DBP ≥140/90 mmHg

SBP 140 mmHg

DBP 90 mmHg

 

 

60 (29%)

87 (41%)

Part II

 

N (%)

Awareness/Familiarity

Aware of JNC 7

Familiarity

 

Aware of ACEP Policy

Familiarity

101 (43%)

59 (60%)

 

107 (46%)

69 (30%)

Part III

 

Mean (SD)

Perceived Causes of Elevated BP in the ED

Pain

Uncontrolled diagnosed HTN

Undiagnosed HTN

Anxiety

inaccurate size BP cuff

Inaccurate reading

M 8.3 ( 2.0)

M 7.5 ( 1.9)

M 6.9 ( 2.2)

M 6.8( 2.2)

M 5.3( 2.1)

M 5.1( 2.3)