Released: 02/19/2020 Expires: 08/31/2021 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Overview About 75 million American adults have high blood pressure (BP) and because it has no warning signs or symptoms, many don’t know they have it. Better BP control is important for preventing cardiovascular events and accurate measurement is pivotal to diagnosis and management. In this activity, Dr. Leslie Davis addresses the 2017 clinical Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. She will also review lifestyle strategies to lower BP and compare the main classes of pharmacological agents to treat hypertension. Lastly, she identifies appropriate techniques for accurate BP measurement in the office and how to implement and validate home BP monitoring. CE Credit Instructions
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Summarize recent treatment guidelines for adults with hypertension
Explain the appropriate technique for accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement
Identify lifestyle strategies to lower BP based on patient characteristics
Compare the main classes of pharmacological agents to treat hypertension in adults
Identify how to successfully implement and validate home BP monitoring (HBPM)
Speakers Leslie L. Davis, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. Dr. Davis has no relevant affiliations to disclose.
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This educational activity may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/ or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/ participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. Additional Information For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
1.5 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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