APRN Pharmacology Today: Goal Attainment and Optimal Treatment for Hypertension
Delve into this course to learn more about hypertension. You will discover additional information about clinical practice guidelines, available pharmacological and therapeutic treatment options, and standards of care. Earn CNE credits while broadening your knowledge of hypertension.
℞ Earn 6.8 pharmacology contact hours upon completion of the course.
Hypertension has doubled to more than 1.1 billion worldwide, and based on recent estimates, only 50 percent of patients with hypertension are at their blood pressure goal.
Due to the high prevalence of hypertension, continued rise in rates of hypertension, and lack of optimal blood pressure control, APRNs from all practice areas are likely to interact with this patient population. How prepared are you to treat patients with hypertension or those taking antihypertensive medications?
Delve into this new APRN Pharmacology Today course, and discover available drug treatments for hypertension, current clinical practice guidelines, standards of care, and therapeutic options to improve blood pressure control and minimize hypertensive complications. This interactive online course uses the latest evidence-based resources to help you select medications for the treatment of hypertension, focusing on blood pressure goal attainment and optimal treatment selection.
Key Learning Outcomes
The key learning outcomes for this activity are:
- Describe risk factors and diagnostic criteria for hypertension.
- Review current literature and guideline recommendations for the treatment of hypertension.
- Compare and contrast the available pharmacologic treatments for hypertension.
- Formulate a treatment and monitoring plan for patients with hypertension to decrease the risk of complications in the general population and sub-populations.