Blood Pressure

Course Request

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

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Clinical Support Staff, including MAs

Time to Complete: 20-30 Minutes

Contributor: Texas Health Resources

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)

Co-developer

Texas Health Resources

Author Information

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