On Demand CE - New Year, New Hypertension Guidelines

Focusing on Measurement and lifestyle changes to reach new targets

Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb RN, ANP, PhD, FAAN, a member of the writing panel for the newly released hypertension guidelines, will discuss the new definition for high blood pressure and categories for hypertension in this hour-long course. 

This course will emphasize the importance of lifestyle in preventing and managing high blood pressure along with pharmacologic intervention, as well as teach you the proper BP measurement techniques for home monitoring and health care settings

Credit: 1.0 CE contact hours
Cost: $25 for non-members, $0 for members

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  • Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb RN, ANP, PhD, FAAN
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe the five new blood pressure categories and the rationale for lowering the definition of hypertension.
  • Describe the new risk-based approach to treatment and new treatment targets.
  • Discuss proper technique to measure blood pressure in health care settings as well as at home.
  • Review lifestyle measures that are key to prevention and management of hypertension.
  • Identify tools and techniques to support patients in their efforts to adopt lifestyle changes for preventing and treating hypertension. 

Blood pressure being taken
This educational activity is provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA). PCNA is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an approved provider of Nurse Practitioner continuing education, provider number 030602.