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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Michel D. Harris, BS, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, is a full-time lecturer of nutrition sciences, and the Assistant DPD Director at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She also practices clinical nutrition as a per diem inpatient dietitian at Swedish Covenant Hospital. In August of 2019, she started her doctorate in clinical nutrition at the University of Northern Florida.

 

Michel D. Harris, MS, RD, LDN, CDE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    2.00HOURS


    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)

    2.00HOURS

    Approved for 2.0 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 2.0 contact hours.
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    2.00HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
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    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD17
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-20
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating pattern and apply it to the diet of a person with high blood pressure; Describe the systolic and diastolic values for hypertension and list medications used to treat it; Identify foods that are lower in sodium and high in potassium; List lifestyle modifications that have a favorable effect on blood pressure
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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