Hypertension Update

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/17

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

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Course Description: This course will provide participants with an update on current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management interventions for hypertension.

Instructor: Dr. Claire DeCristofaro

Target Audience: Nurses

Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

•Review the concepts and principles related to clinical decision-making in the pathophysiology of hypertension and its contribution to target organ damage and cardiovascular disease.

• Identify comorbidities and other clinical factors that contribute to cardiovascular risk and other associated adverse events.

• Discuss currently available strategies for the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of hypertension.

• Outline clinical guidelines for interventions based available research data and current clinical practice guidelines.

Length of Course: 157 minutes

Credit statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2.6 contact hours and 0.5 pharmacology hour.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 2.6 CEUs (2.6 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC  or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.