$15.00

i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

Individuals with diabetes commonly have other comorbid conditions, including hypertension. Understanding how to manage both the diabetes and hypertension is necessary to minimize prolonged negative effects of both diseases. This course will focus on the different categories of hypertension, goals for persons with diabetes, and treatment considerations in managing hypertension.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290) Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

    1.00HOURS

    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-PAC-0-MDH
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the 5 categories of blood pressure.; Describe 3 treatment options for hypertension in persons with diabetes.; State the blood pressure goal for persons with diabetes.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
    Hypertension
    Blood Pressure Categories
    Pathophysiology, Etiology, and Complications
    Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
    Cholesterol
    Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Diabetes
    Diabetes Overview
    Diagnosis of Diabetes
    Comorbidities
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Hypertension in Diabetes
    Pathophysiology
    Lifestyle and Insulin Resistance
    Increased Intravascular Volume
    Premature Vascular Aging
    Autonomic Nervous System Dysregulation
    Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS)
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Management of Hypertension and Diabetes
    Overall Approach
    Treatment Goals for Hypertension
    Treatment Goals for Diabetes
    Non-Pharmacological Management of Hypertension and Diabetes
    Pharmacological Management of Hypertension and Diabetes
    Pharmacological Management of Blood Pressure
    Pharmacological Management of Lipids
    Glycemic Control
    Insulin
    Older Adults
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.