An Overview of Hypertension Management
(Once purchased, you will receive an email with a link to download course and complete quiz online.)
FPA Correspondence Course
Approved for Florida Consultant Recertification
3 Contact Hours or 0.3 CEUs
Educational Needs Assessment
often referred to as high blood pressure, is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to
myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early
and treated appropriately. Hypertension
affects 1 billion people worldwide and is the number one reason listed for
office visits. The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) focused on a
rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and
medications in the management of hypertension in adults. The home study will provide a detailed review
of hypertension and evidence based recommendations for the management of high
the completion of this activity, pharmacists will be able to: Explain the
prevalence and etiology associated with hypertension; Review the epidemiology
of hypertension in the United States; Discuss the pathophysiology of primary
and secondary hypertension; Recognize the clinical presentation and the
complications that result from hypertension; Identify lifestyle modifications
that are vital to the prevention and management of hypertension; Compare and
contrast the current recommendations with JNC7 Guidelines; Compare and contrast
the various pharmacological agents used to treat hypertension; Select
appropriate antihypertensive therapy for patients with comorbid diseases and
pregnancy; Identify the role of the pharmacist in the management of
the completion of this activity, technicians will be able to: Define
hypertension; Identify risk factors associated with hypertension; List
complications associated with hypertension; Recognize signs and symptoms seen
in hypertension; List medications used to treat hypertension.
Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Three (3) contact hours are available upon completion of the posttest
questions and evaluation form. You must
pass the exam with a score of 70% or better.
This is an ACPE knowledge-based activity. Initial
Release Date: September 20, 2014. Expiration Date: September 20, 2017. UAN: 0165-0000-14-124-H01-P and UAN: 0165-0000-14-124-H01-T.
Florida Board of
Pharmacy approval number PSC20-460045.