The ABCs of Hypertension is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held from Nov 15, 2016 - Nov 15, 2019. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 2.7 Contact Hours.
Course Description :
This course has been approved for 4 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2014 and 2 hours for 2017 and 2018.
Hypertension is a common chronic disease and is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. This course describes the condition and management strategies. It will increase nurses' knowledge about the most commonly prescribed medications used to treat hypertension and improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health and will improve nurses' understanding of nursing implications associated with these medications.
Goal and Learning Outcomes :
The goal of this continuing education module is to increase nurses’ knowledge about the most commonly prescribed medications used to treat hypertension and improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health, and to improve understanding of nursing implications associated with these medications. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Identify three elements of optimal cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health
• Describe how thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics work to lower blood pressure
• Identify the most common adverse effects of thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics
• Explain how angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy works to lower blood pressure
• List three systemic responses that occur with ACE inhibitors
• Identify the most common adverse effects of ACE inhibitors
• Explain how angiotensin II receptor blockers work to lower blood pressure
• List the main effects of bradykinin on blood pressure
• Describe the medication therapies using fixed-dose preparations that combine drugs to manage hypertension and patient outcomes
• Identify the three subclasses of calcium channel blockers
• Discuss the primary mechanism of action for each subclass of calcium channel blockers
• List three clinical indications for the use of calcium channel blockers
• Differentiate between the actions of beta 1 and beta 2 blockers
• List three clinical indications for the use of beta-blockers
• Explain the use of different beta-blockers based on patient need and characteristics
• Describe at least three nursing implications for each — thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, and beta-blockers
• Identify at least three points for patient and family education for each type of medication.
Renal Medicine Disease and Hypertension , Nursing