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Lifestyle Changes as Treatment and Prevention of 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 focuses on the lifestyle changes that can help prevent and treat hypertension. This includes implementation of a healthy diet, a more active lifestyle, and the reduction of alcohol and tobacco products. Please see our Pharmacologic Treatment module for information on treating hypertension with medication.


After completing this module, you will be able to describe lifestyle interventions for the treatment of hypertension, including:

  • Correcting for dietary aberrations
  • Promoting physical activity
  • Reducing excessive consumption of alcohol

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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