Hypertension Management

Approximately half of all adults in the United States have been diagnosed with hypertension, and many have undiagnosed hypertension. Uncontrolled hypertension has a correlation with negative patient outcomes, so appropriate management is critical. Current clinical practice guidelines prove non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions can be implemented to achieve blood pressure control. There are specific non-pharmacological interventions that should be discussed with patients. But when it comes to pharmacological interventions, there are over 120 different antihypertensives on the market! Which ones should be utilized?

This course focuses on specific evidence-based interventions and recommendations to achieve normotensive blood pressures in the adult population. This course also includes a discussion of secondary hypertension diagnosis as well as two case studies to help participants synthesize newly acquired knowledge.

Proper hypertension management prevents long-term negative outcomes, including cerebral vascular accidents, myocardial infarctions, heart failure, and dialysis. Join this course to spare yourself hours of research and learn everything you need to know about appropriately managing hypertension.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify current hypertension thresholds.
  • Properly diagnose hypertension per current clinical practice guidelines and non- pharmacological interventions.
  • Identify treatments for primary pharmacological interventions for hypertension management.
  • Identify how to conduct a workup for secondary hypertension.
  • Identify secondary pharmacological interventions for hypertension management.
  • Includes 2 case studies!

This course is suitable for:

APRNs