Development and Presentation Faculty Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAHA Assistant Professor of Nursing University of North Carolina, Greensboro Greensboro, NC Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
Additional Development Faculty Mary Ellen E. Roberts, DNP, RN, APNC, FAANP, FAAN Assistant Professor – Graduate Department College of Nursing Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
1.0 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology)
THIS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AS AN AANP LIVE GROUP LECTURE SERIES (GLS) BEGINNING OCTOBER 12, 2013. IF YOU RECEIVED CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE GLS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS ONLINE ACTIVITY.
Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease. According to recent estimates from the American Heart Association, nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States (more than 76 million people) have hypertension. While there have been improvements within the last two decades in blood pressure awareness, treatment, and control, suboptimal blood pressure control continues to lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Only about half of US adults who are aware that they have hypertension have their blood pressure controlled. Nurse practitioners can play a key role in closing this gap by helping patients with hypertension overcome barriers to blood pressure control. Nurse practitioners are uniquely positioned to help patients achieve better blood pressure control by 1) following clinical practice guidelines for the management of hypertension; 2) tailoring hypertension treatment for individual patients based on current evidence; and 3) promoting patient adherence to hypertension treatment regimens. The goal of this activity is to improve the management of hypertension by nurse practitioners, ultimately leading to better blood pressure control and improved outcomes for patients.
Developed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in cooperation with
MCM Education Target Audience
This program was developed for nurse practitioners.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Summarize updates to JNC 8 hypertension treatment guidelines and their relevance to helping patients achieve better blood pressure control.
Develop safe and effective tailored therapeutic regimens for hypertension (taking into account patient comorbidities, side effect profiles of agents, and appropriate combinations of agents).
Use adherence-promoting strategies to empower patients and caregivers and improve outcomes.
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAHA, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Mary Ellen E. Roberts, DNP, RN, APNC, FAANP, FAAN, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. Credit Statements
This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1308334.
This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported through an independent educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
COMPLETING THE POST TEST AND EVALUATION:
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The opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, the publisher, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, or Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.