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Cardiac Community Network: The education interface program – event 5

Hypertension Management
A/Prof. Phil Roberts-Thomson
Dr Geoff Chapman
Date & Time:
Tuesday 4 May 2021 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Online (Zoom)
GPs, Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, General Practice Liaison Officers


The Cardiac Community Network has been set up with the aim to improve communication and collaboration between primary and secondary care services, focusing on the management of cardiac related conditions. The Education Interface Program will be delivered state-wide through a video conferencing forum.

The Education Interface Program will aim to achieve the following:

  • Improve interface between primary health and secondary acute care facilities
  • Enable primary health services to support and manage cardiac clients in the community setting, seeking timely secondary opinions through quality referral process
  • Enhance knowledge base of evidence-based models of care relating to specific cardiac conditions
  • Increase awareness of primary and secondary prevention
  • Improved identification of at-risk clients (Australian Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator)


High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease in Tasmania. Tasmania has the highest proportion of residents with hypertension. The Heart Foundation identifies that 40.9% of adult Tasmanians have hypertension, compared with 31.6% nationally. Our discussion will provide an update on:

  • Current management guidelines, including medication interactions
  • Appropriate investigations to conduct
  • When it is appropriate to refer patients to a specialist

This is forum five of a nine forum series held from November 2020 to September 2021 covering the following topics:

  • Top 4 Quality Improvement Initiatives in Cardiology
  • ECG Workshop
  • Imaging Made Easy – ECHO Workshop
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Hypertension Management
  • Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Secondary prevention
  • High Risk Primary Prevention
  • Atrial Fibrillation Management

To print off a copy of the program click here.

For further information contact Dr Paul MacIntyre via Amanda Conroy (Personal Assistant) – Amanda.conroy@ths.tas.gov.au  or Tanya Murray tanya.murray@ths.tas.gov.au (ADON – Service Development Program)