New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

15.00
Online
Elective
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Characterize the different stages of high blood pressure including elevated blood pressure, Stage 1 hypertension, Stage 2 hypertension, and hypertensive crisis.
  • Distinguish between primary (also known as essential) and secondary hypertension.
  • Describe two myths associated with the symptoms of hypertension.
  • Name three factors implicated in the development of hypertension.
  • Identify three components of the DASH diet.
  • Name one antihypertensive agent identified by JNC 8 for initial treatment of black hypertensive patients.
  • List three class side effects associated with the use of beta blockers.
  • Identify one advantage of combination drug product use to treat hypertension.
  • Describe one potentially neurologic abnormality that is associated with a hypertensive emergency.

About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

15.00
Learning Objectives
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Characterize the different stages of high blood pressure including elevated blood pressure, Stage 1 hypertension, Stage 2 hypertension, and hypertensive crisis.
  • Distinguish between primary (also known as essential) and secondary hypertension.
  • Describe two myths associated with the symptoms of hypertension.
  • Name three factors implicated in the development of hypertension.
  • Identify three components of the DASH diet.
  • Name one antihypertensive agent identified by JNC 8 for initial treatment of black hypertensive patients.
  • List three class side effects associated with the use of beta blockers.
  • Identify one advantage of combination drug product use to treat hypertension.
  • Describe one potentially neurologic abnormality that is associated with a hypertensive emergency.

About the Author:
Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements, and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.