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 The New Hypertension Guidelines: What are They Telling Us?

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 04/17/19
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
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Fee: $30.00


Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based

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Course Overview
In November 2017, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) published the newest guideline(s) for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure in adults. These guidelines are a major departure from previous hypertension guidelines regarding the classification of what blood pressure now constitutes a diagnosis of hypertension, what BP goals are recommended and for whom, a greater emphasis on out-of-office blood pressure monitoring, lifestyle modifications and more. In this program we will discuss the new guidelines, treatment algorithms, recommended non-pharmacological and pharmacological options and, as with previous hypertension guidelines, examine some of the controversies and non-endorsements by select medical organizations/associations.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the new 2017 ACC/AHA and 2014 JNC8 hypertension guidelines with respect to blood pressure goals, patient/comorbidity stratification, and treatment decisions. 
  • List three non-pharmacological/lifestyle interventions recommended and their approximate impact (lowered mmHg) on SBP for patients with hypertension.
  • Discuss a number of reasons why the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians are not currently endorsing the new ACC/AHA blood pressure guidelines.
  • Recognize issues related to the use of the 2013 ACC/AHA - ASCVD calculator for determining CV risk and subsequent treatment with antihypertensive medication(s).
  • Educate patients on proper techniques for measuring blood pressure at home.
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:
  • Recognize the extent of hypertension disease burden in the US according to the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines.
  • Compare and contrast the 2014 JNC8 and 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines regarding blood pressure goals/targets.
  • List three non-pharmacological/lifestyle interventions recommended and their approximate impact (lowered mmHg) on SBP for patients with hypertension.
  • Educate patients on proper techniques for measuring blood pressure at home.
Target Audience
Pharmacists 
Pharmacy Technicians
 
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Faculty:
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Alan P. Agins, PhD 
Alan Agins received a Masters in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. During his tenure at Brown, Dr Agins was the recipient of the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for five consecutive years. As founder and president of PRN Associates, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally on all topics of pharmacology to more than 90,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied healthcare professionals over the past 24 years. In addition to his early research-related publications at Brown, he has authored 2 book and co-authored one book. Alan began speaking for RxSchool in the Spring of 2007.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.   

Alan P. Agins has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.

 



 Courses Offered
 The New Hypertension Guidelines: What are They Telling Us?
Speakers:
Alan P. Agins, Pharmacologist, PhD
 
Details:

Course Accreditation Information:



ACPE - Pharmacists Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 01/30/2021 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-18-003-L04-P    
  Release Date: 01/30/2018  

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE - Technicians Accreditation
Credit Hours: 2 Expiration Date: 01/30/2021 ACPE UAN: 0372-0000-18-003-L04-T    
  Release Date: 01/30/2018  

RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.



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The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.




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