Most patients with hypertension easily reach their goal blood pressure with a simple treatment regimen such as a thiazide diuretic and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. But for some, the hypertension is considerably less responsive to treatment. Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains above goal despite concurrent use of three different first-line antihypertensive drug classes. Patients with resistant hypertension are at high risk for cardiovascular events and are more likely than those with controlled hypertension to have a secondary cause, which is usually at least in part reversible. Register for this archived webinar to hear the latest guidelines on the management of resistant hypertension and effective management strategies that you would want to use with your patients.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:
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- Evaluate the recent AHA Scientific Statement and the clinical evidence regarding resistant hypertension.
- Assess treatment options for the proper management of resistant hypertension.
- Discuss effective patient counseling strategies that can be used to promote adherence to antihypertensive medications.
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-106-H01-P.
To obtain credit for completing Clinical Updates on Managing Resistant Hypertension (Home Study), watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.
Initial release date: January 16, 2019
Expiration date: January 16, 2022
Clinical Updates on Managing Resistant Hypertension (Home Study) is an archived, recorded webinar and educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.
Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.
Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, MBA, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.
There is no fee for current APhA Members. This online educational activity is available exclusively to APhA members for the first 30 days of release, as a free member benefit. Thereafter, non-members can purchase this activity at a cost of $129.
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