Stalking the "Silent Killer" - CHES17

Stalking the "Silent Killer"

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Nowen Beebe, RD, MS, CDN
CHES17
(4.3 / 46 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (2.00 CECH)

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Price: $39.00
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Summary:

Hypertension is called the “silent killer.” Essentially asymptomatic hypertension affects approximately 33% of adult Americans, approximately 20% are unaware of their condition, and it is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. About 71% of those with hypertension use antihypertensive medications. The risk of developing hypertension increases with age. Weight loss alone or in combination with exercise is effective in reducing blood pressure. While lifestyle modifications are successful, many Americans with hypertension will require pharmacological treatment. Those successful at controlling hypertension maintain a healthy lifestyle and take medications as directed.

Objectives:

To provide relevant and updated information on hypertension including prevalence, affect on overall health, risk factors, prevention and treatment. After reading this module, the participant will be able to:
  • List three lifestyle modifications that have a favorable effect on blood pressure
  • Describe the systolic and diastolic values for hypertension in those 60 years and older and those younger than 60 years
  • Describe the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating pattern and apply it to the diet of a person with high blood pressure
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, fitness professionals, and massage therapists.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/23/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/23/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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AILEEN R. B - richmond, TX  ·  Mar 08, 2016
very informative and educational
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Jimmy D - Antioch, TN  ·  Jan 20, 2015
This was awesome! I learned a lot!
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Ruth W - Carmel, IN  ·  Dec 09, 2014
Thorough review of most effective lifestyle changes to positively impact blood pressure.
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Sarah W - Murfreesboro, TN  ·  Nov 03, 2014
This was a great CE to learn about. Lots of great info
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Jan F - Beechgrove, TN  ·  Oct 13, 2014
good content and learned new things
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Price: $39.00
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