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Hypertension in the Primary Care Setting



Full course description

CAPACITY offers free, self-paced courses designed to help RNs strengthen knowledge and skills to practice to the full scope of license
in community-based primary care settings

The definition of hypertension and diagnosis has been modified throughout the years such that the clinical nurse may be unaware of the current recommendations. This module seeks to provide a learning experience that is up-to-date with the current clinical guidelines. 

After completing this module, you will be able to describe the accurate diagnosis of hypertension according to guideline directed care. This includes...


  • Properly preparing the patient
  • Using the proper technique for blood pressure measurements
  • Taking the proper measurements needed for the diagnosis and treatment of elevated blood pressure/hypertension
  • Documenting, averaging, and providing blood pressure readings to patients


Contact Hours

No CNE credits will be awarded by completing this stand-alone module.

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