High blood pressure is epidemic in America. Nearly one in three people in this country has high blood pressure (hypertension), which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. This course instructs your team how to improve health outcomes by helping individuals find care and supporting self-management plans. By learning these essential strategies, your team can change life for the individuals in your community.
Non-clinical employees with basic computer literacy.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Define hypertension and prehypertension.
- Recognize the prevalence of hypertension in the United States and its associated social and financial costs.
- Identify causes of hypertension.
- Understand what blood pressure readings are and how blood pressure is measured.
- Define guidelines for treatment, prevention, and control of hypertension.
- Recognize high-risk populations and risks of heart disease and stroke.
- Understand barriers to care and adherence to treatment.
- Recognize lifestyle changes that improve blood pressure control.
- Recognize DASH diet.
- Research resources that support lifestyle changes.
- Research community resources that help detect and control blood pressure.