Essential Hypertension

Overview

4.2 out of 5 (5 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assesment Questions

18

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

10 Jul 2021

Last Reviewed

10 Jul 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

The current definition of hypertension (HTN) is systolic blood pressure (SBP) values of 130mmHg or more and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) more than 80 mmHg. Hypertension ranks among the most common chronic medical condition characterized by a persistent elevation in the arterial pressure. Hypertension has been among the most studied topics of the previous century and has been one of the most significant comorbidities contributing to the development of stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and renal failure. The definition and categories of hypertension have been evolving over the years, but there is a consensus that persistent BP readings of 140/90mmHg or more should undergo treatment with the usual therapeutic target of 130/80mmHg or less. This activity reviews the etiology, presentation, evaluation, and management of essential hypertension, and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing the condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the criteria for normotensive, pre-hypertensive, and hypertensive blood pressure.
  • Summarize the pathophysiology of essential hypertension and its pathological sequelae on organ systems throughout the body.
  • Review the various treatment options for treating essential hypertension, both pharmacological as well as lifestyle modification strategies.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Essential Hypertension

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This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.50 Contact Hours.

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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