Blood Pressure Difficulties After Mealtimes - RD38C

Blood Pressure Difficulties After Mealtimes

by Martha Buffum, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
(4.7 / 3 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Postprandial hypotension (PPH) is a clinical condition that receives little attention, yet it increases the chances of morbidity and mortality. PPH is a drop in blood pressure after eating and can lead to dizziness, syncope, and falls. This condition is not common in younger adults, but it is prevalent among older adults with high blood pressure (BP) or neurological disorders that impair the brain’s control centers for autonomic nervous system processes. The incidence of PPH increases with age and is often underdiagnosed. It is imperative that healthcare practitioners know how to recognize PPH and understand the connection between food and beverage intake and PPH pathophysiology so the condition can be properly managed.


The goal of this continuing education program is to increase the healthcare practitioner’s knowledge of the causes, prevention, and management of PPH in older adults. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Define PPH and its pathophysiology.
  • Identify PPH risk factors, clinical presentations, and complications.
  • Discuss the prevention and management strategies for PPH.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for dietitians/nutritionists
The content in this course is applicable to registered dietitians in any setting.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3005, 3020, 3070, 3080, 5000, 5030, 5040, 5100, 5160, 5390, 5400, 5460 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 10.2.3, 12.4.6.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/29/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/26/2022

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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Sarah S - Long Beach, CA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
great information, will use
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Allison L - Jackson, MI  ·  Oct 09, 2019
This course taught me about PPH, which is not something I was familiar with. I learned a great deal!
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00