Hypertension: Review of Guidelines and Drug Therapy Management - RAD506

Hypertension: Review of Guidelines and Drug Therapy Management

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.5 / 402 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Hypertension is a pervasive condition in the U.S., and the lifetime risk of developing it is 80%. The guidelines recently changed, lowering blood pressure goals for managing hypertension. The new guidelines also put great emphasis on nonpharmacological therapies. This module explains the new guidelines and the recommended treatments.


The goal of this continuing education module is to inform nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, and radiologic technologists about current guidelines and drug therapy for the management of hypertension. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • State blood pressure goals for various patient populations with hypertension
  • Discuss the five components of lifestyle modification
  • Discuss the four classes of antihypertensive drugs recommended as first-line agents known to reduce the complications associated with hypertension

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians and radiologic technologists.
Imaging and radiation therapists: 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.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 8/1/2013 to 9/1/2016 and 6/1/2018 to 7/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 8/1/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/4/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/1/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Rochelle S - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Feb 18, 2020
The course was good but the test has very tricky questions that are hard to find in the reading and try to throw you off.
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Allyson C - New Frankling, OH  ·  Jan 31, 2020
Hypertension guidelines are always changing so this was helpful.
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Crystal G - Henderson, NC  ·  Jan 22, 2020
Hypertension is a very common condition.
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FRANK B - Glen Cove, NY  ·  Jan 15, 2020
interesting and very important information.
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April S - La Fontaine, IN  ·  Jan 12, 2020
I learned a lot about htn and how it is treated.
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50