Stalking the "Silent Killer" - FIT17

Stalking the "Silent Killer"

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Nowen Beebe, RD, MS, CDN
FIT17
(3.9 / 28 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.10 CEU)

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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.
 
Fitness professionals: 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.1 ACE CEC.
 
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2016 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

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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Veronica H - Tigard, OR  ·  May 24, 2016
The material is so scattered throughout the overall content. I would hope it is provided with more expressed details within the area it is asked, rather than "hints" placed throughout the entire paper.
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Andrew S - Aurora, CO  ·  Feb 07, 2016
Improved understanding of hypertension.
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Nicole R - Murrieta, CA  ·  Aug 23, 2015
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Christopher A - Lisbon, ME  ·  Apr 24, 2015
Very good material. Solid course
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Heidi V - Wichita, KS  ·  Feb 10, 2015
Find a more user-friendly article to read. There are high quality articles that are not a vague. Recheck your answer key on #14.
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