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Identifying and Diagnosing Hypertension

0.5 credits


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

This module seeks to provide blood pressure measurement and hypertension diagnosis practices that are up-to-date with current guidelines. This module will also help you identify the clinical symptoms and causes of hypertension in adults. 


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

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 0.5 contact hours by ENPDC. To obtain contact hours participants must attend and participate in the entire activity, click onto all links, review all resources as well as complete the evaluation at the end.

ENPDC has evaluated everyone who has the ability to control content of this activity (planning committee members, subject matter experts, presenters) and found they have no conflict of interest.

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