Treating Patients with Hypertension Program
Full program description
CAPACITY offers free, self-paced courses designed to help clinical instructors in non-acute care pre-licensure nursing courses strengthen their clinical teaching knowledge and skills in public health, community health and primary care settings
This program contains the follows courses:
1. Hypertension in the Primary Care Setting - 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.
2. Identifying and Diagnosing Hypertension - 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 covers the accurate diagnosis of hypertension according to guideline directed care.
3. Lifestyle Changes as Treatment and Prevention of Hypertension - 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.
4. Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension - This module is a continuation of the treatment process for patients with high blood pressure/hypertension, but our focus has shifted from lifestyle changes to pharmacologic treatment options. You will learn about the types of medication and how to combine them to help treat hypertension in adult patients.
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 1.25 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours from ENPDC. Learners should complete each course to receive CE credits.