Hypertension in Primary Care - Improving Control and Reducing Risk

ONLINE CME COURSE

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Course Description

This CME activity presents critical information in the diagnosis and management of hypertension in the primary care setting through interactive case presentations. These cases describe common and challenging care dilemmas. The activity will cover the principles of hypertension pathophysiology and diagnosis; recent hypertensive guidelines and trials; and the development of appropriate hypertensive regimens for both uncomplicated and resistant hypertension. In addition, the activity will cover when advanced diagnostics and referral to specialty care are indicated.

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians in primary care, family practice, cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, as well interested allied health professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician's assistants in Neurology.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Release Date: December 14, 2018
  • Expiration Date: December 14, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:  1.50 Hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To Obtain CME Credits

  • Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
  • Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
  • You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
  • Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
  • Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Perform appropriate diagnostic assessments
  • Identify the physiologic drivers of hypertension and their treatment implications
  • Provide appropriate prescription regimens in resistant hypertension patients
  • Apply recent guidelines and studies to hypertensive care

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Test Your Knowledge

Hypertensive Physiology

Case 1: Janice

Case 2: Michael

Case 3: Alice

Conclusion

Course Wrap-Up

Resources and References

Help!

Disclosures

The following planners and authors have indicated that that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Pedram Fatehi, MD, MPH, FACP
Member, Stanford Hypertension Center
Medical Director, CRRT and Acute Dialysis Programs
Associate Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and (by courtesy) Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director
Author

Robert Rope, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Course Director
Author

Technical Design and Development

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

Accreditation and Designation of Credits

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please check with your state’s credentialing board for their requirements.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement

Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.

 

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws.

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Bibliography

Chobanian A V, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003;289(19):2560-2572. doi:10.1001/jama.289.19.2560.

Wong ND, Franklin SS. Epidemiology of hypertension. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014;8(10):760-3; quiz 764. doi:10.1016/j.jash.2014.08.007.

Lewington S, Clarke R, Qizilbash N, Peto R, Collins R. Age-specific relevance of usual blood pressure to vascular mortality: a meta-analysis of individual data for one million adults in 61 prospective studies. Lancet. 2002;360(9349):1903-1913. 

Chobanian A V, Bakris GL, Black HR, et al. Seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. Hypertens (Dallas, Tex 1979). 2003;42(6):1206-1252. doi:10.1161/01.HYP.0000107251.49515.c2. 

For a complete list, please view the References/Bibliography page in the Course.

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Course Details

  • Ongoing registration for this self-paced course is available until: December 14, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.50 hours
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.50
  • Registration Fee: FREE

Contact Information

If you are having problems, contact the CME Online support team at CMEonline@stanford.edu and we will follow-up with you to resolve your issue.

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