Stalking the "Silent Killer" - RD17

Stalking the "Silent Killer"

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Nowen Beebe, RD, MS, CDN
RD17
(4.3 / 139 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

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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.
 
Dietitians: 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 a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes:2090, 4030, 4000, 4040, 5000, 5260, 5370 and performance indicators of 4.1.2., 8.1.1., 8.1.2., 8.1.3., 8.1.4., 8.1.5., 8.2.4., 8.3.6., 9.4.5, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.5., 10.2.8., 10.4.1., 10.4.2.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/23/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2018

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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ANN Y - Munford, TN  ·  Mar 14, 2018
Very good update and review.
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Sara L - Smithfield, VA  ·  Mar 05, 2018
good information for all clinicians
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Susan Z - Harrisonburg, VA  ·  May 04, 2017
Informative, thorough, applicable to everyday living.
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Sarah M (SVBGH) C - NORFOLK, VA  ·  Oct 30, 2016
Article was very hard to follow, had to print it out and highlight pieces
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Arin S - Oxford, OH  ·  Aug 07, 2016
Blood Pressure the good and the bad. How one should control it and what to eat. Exercising is the key.
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Price: $39.00
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