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Learning Objectives

  • Anatomy and physiology of blood pressure
  • Blood pressure management
  • Hypertension management
  • Hypertension complications

Course Description

This course examines a broad range of blood pressure topics including anatomy and physiology of blood pressure, blood pressure management, hypertension management, and hypertension complications. Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology related to blood pressure and hypertension
  • Practice appropriate techniques for blood pressure measurement
  • Differentiate between the categories of blood pressure
  • Summarize hypertension management, including medication and lifestyle modifications
  • Differentiate between hypertension and other related chronic conditions
  • Describe the complications of hypertension, including heart attack and stroke
  • Summarize the management of hypertension complications
  • Identify common lab tests used in the management of hypertension and complications

Author Information

Course development guided by the expertise of Marin Sawyer, Cora Bennett, Kim Tillery, Rebecca Porcaro, and Priscilla Mullins

Did You Know...

  • Nearly 1 out of 2 adults in the United States has hypertension (116 million)
  • Most adults with hypertension in the United States do not have their hypertension under control (92.1 million)
  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults with hypertension in the United States are recommended lifestyle modifications only (24.3 million)s
  • Most adults with hypertension in the United States are recommended prescription medication with lifestyle modifications (91.7 million)

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Audience:

Clinical Support Staff, including MAs

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

20-30 Minutes

contributor icon Contributor:

Texas Health Resources

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