Hypertension is a common chronic disease and a major contributor to the number one cause of death in the world: cardiovascular disease. This course describes the condition and the management strategies of hypertension to improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health. It will increase the medical professional's knowledge about accurately assessing a patient’s blood pressure, the most commonly prescribed medications used to treat hypertension, and how to educate patients and families dealing with hypertension. The goal of this educational program is to provide medical professionals in healthcare settings with increased knowledge of hypertension, assessment skills, medications used for treatment, and information for patient and family education.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Course Content
Driven By Numbers
Basics of Hypertension
What Causes Hypertension?
Diagnosis and Treatment
Section 3: Antihypertensive Medications
First-line Agents for Treatment of Hypertension
Second-line Agents for Treatment of Hypertension
Educating Patients and Families
Looking Ahead and Lowering Pressure
Section 4: Conclusion
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN is a SME writer for Relias with over 14 years of acute care experience in nursing. She began working in adult critical care at Wake Med Cary Hospital in 2011, obtained her CCRN certification in 2016, and served in the role of Rapid Response/Code Blue/Rounding RN for over 2 years. She continues to work as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit. Laura has a passion for education and excellence in nursing care. She has been involved in numerous special projects and educational activities to improve staff development, evidence-based clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. She continues to strive for excellence in education and clinical development as an acute care course writer. Disclosure: Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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