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JNC8 Hypertension Guidelines

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death. Given the increased prevalence of hypertension and its health implications, high priority continues to be placed on evidence and guidelines for appropriate treatment. This course, consisting of a one hour learning module followed by a half hour, video-taped discussion session, will raise awareness and provide instruction on the practical application of the 8th Joint National Committee (JNC 8) hypertension guidelines for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure as well as discuss the controversies surrounding these guidelines. The intent is to reduce the incidence, severity, and impact of hypertension by increasing the number of high-risk patients receiving current guideline-based treatment.

We are pleased to offer a self-paced webinar to share with the providers in your organization. This webinar is available at no cost and the course does not need to be completed in one sitting. The learning module and discussion video can be accessed multiple times. Additionally, the learning module can be re-started from where it was left off and the providers may retake the post-test as many times as necessary until passed. CME credit is available for this webinar until December 31, 2015. However, in order to obtain CME credit for the course "New Recommendations in Hypertension: 2015 and Beyond", participants must complete the following parts in this order:

  1. the 60 minute learning module
  2. the 30 minute discussion video
  3. the course evaluation
  4. the post-test

To access this informative webinar, please select the link below and your staff will be directed to this informative learning session.

New Recommendations in Hypertension: 2015 and Beyond

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Dee Lorick
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