Hypertension - RD506


Review of Guidelines and Drug Therapy Management

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP, CCRN, CNRN
(4.3 / 437 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Fewer than half of Americans with hypertension have met established BP goals. The prevalence of hypertension is highest in non-Hispanic blacks, tends to be higher in women and increases with advancing age. The current guideline, released in January 2014 to aid in the management of hypertension, is the Eighth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.Recent data suggest that even people free of hypertension at age 55 still have a 90% lifetime risk of developing it. Because so many Americans have hypertension, healthcare professionals must recognize it and be familiar with the most common treatments, including lifestyle changes and medications.


The purpose of this program is to inform nurses, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, 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 in patients with uncomplicated hypertension and in patients with diabetes or renal disease
  • Discuss the five components of lifestyle modification
  • Discuss the four classes of antihypertensive drugs known to reduce the complications associated with heart disease

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, paramedics and EMTs, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians and radiologic technologists.
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 www.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 lms.nurse.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: 2000, 2090, 3000, 3070, 3080, 4000, 4040, 5000, 5260
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/23/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/25/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/25/2017

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.

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Sherry M - Florence, SC  ·  Aug 06, 2016
Brand names of medications were included in the tests, with little or no mention of them in the text (Amlodipine in particular)
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Elizabeth B - Seattle, WA  ·  Jun 28, 2016
Informative overview of major class drug for managing HTN.
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mary b - Fayetteville, NC  ·  Apr 03, 2016
Good program to take
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PATRICIA F - TARRYTOWN, NY  ·  Mar 14, 2016
Good review of pharmacology. This was helpful information when interpreting lab results for patient on our cardiac unit.
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Kristen T - Chandler, AZ  ·  Feb 16, 2016
Easy and up to date info for hypertension drugs, classification and recommended lifestyle modifications. Very good reminders and new info to keep in my "tool shed." Thanks!
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