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Learning Objectives

  • 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

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.

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 Medical Assistants

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Contributor:

Texas Health Resources

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