What’s All the Hype Behind Hypertension? (Home Study)

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With several conflicting guidelines for managing hypertension over the past few years, choosing which to follow is enough to raise your blood pressure. Don’t stress. Get an overview of hot-off–the-press 2017 ACC-AHA Hypertension Guidelines and recommended medication regimens for treating high blood pressure during this case-based webinar.

During this webinar, the speaker will evaluate the evidence behind these guidelines, set evidence-based blood pressure goals, and deliver optimal patient-centered treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the 2017 ACC-AHA hypertension guideline recommendations for the treatment of patients with hypertension.
  • Select individualized blood pressure goals based on patient-specific characteristics.
  • Evaluate evidence that influences the selection of blood pressure goals for individual patients.
  • Formulate patient-centered treatment plans for complex patients with hypertension.

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: Level 2

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This home study CPE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-18-125-H01-P.

To obtain credit for "What’s All the Hype Behind Hypertension? (Home Study)," watch the achived 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.  

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. 

Initial Release Date: January 24, 2018

Expiration Date: January 17, 2021 


"What’s All the Hype Behind 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, please visit the APhA website at: www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.  Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Activity Fee

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.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website and view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.