General Course Fee: $19
Hypertension CME Credit
This program in its entirety provides 5 hours (0.5 CEU) of ACPE CPE home study credit, AMA Category 2 CME, and CNE pharmacology credit.
Course Expiration Date
This program, What’s New with Hypertension: How Low to Go, New Evidence, Consensus Recommendations, and Treating Resistant Hypertension, was originally presented and recorded January 27, 2018 at a continuing education seminar for health professionals in Bonita Springs, FL.
At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
- Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of hypertension.
- Compare and contrast guidelines and consensus recommendations for the treatment of patients with hypertension.
- Identify patient specific blood pressure goals for patients with hypertension.
- Interpret findings from the SPRINT trial and identify strengths and weaknesses of these data when applies to determining a patient-specific BP goal.
- Identify appropriate and patient specific antihypertensive agents for the treatment of hypertension based on age, gender, and comorbid diseases.
- Describe recommended drug therapy for patients with hypertension with and without compelling indications.
- Recommend appropriate combination drug therapy for the treatment of hypertension.
- Describe risks of certain combination antihypertensive drug therapies.
- Define resistant hypertension and recommend appropriate treatment options.
- Design patient-centered antihypertensive treatment plans in complex patients with hypertension.
Joseph Saseen, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, BCPS, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dr. Saseen has no financial interest in the topics being presented.
- Register online by clicking here.
- Your emailed course confirmation will contain the pertinent information for completing this online learning course.
- Once registered, you may watch our self paced continuing education course on your computer or mobile device.
- Please use the links, included in your emailed confirmation, to download the course handout and complete the course post test and evaluation.
Requirements for Credit
For ACPE, ANCC or AMA Category 2 Credit, you must receive a score of 70% or greater on the multiple choice test and and complete the written course evaluation.
Please complete and test and evaluation online. ULS will receive notification of course completion, and will mail your statement of credit.*
*Pharmacists: Please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ACPE does not allow us to provide you with paper Statements of Credit. Should you need a paper statement of credit, you can access that information via CPE Monitor. All other professionals: An applicable paper Statement of Credit will be issued upon receipt of your post-conference paperwork.
Obtaining CE Credit
Once your course is completed and accreditation requirements have been met, ULS will receive notification of course completion, and email your statement of credit (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and non-US health professionals), report credit to CPE Monitor (pharmacists) and report credit to other organizations that you specify such as CE Broker. Please provide all necessary reporting information at the time of registration.
Accreditation/ Target Audience
This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
American Osteopathic Association (AOA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC : This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Continuing education hours approved by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.
National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP): National Certification Program for Nurse Practitioners accepts ACPE credit.
University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.
University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. All ULS courses carry ACPE credit with the designation for pharmacists (P). Online courses are recognized as home study courses by ACPE.
Title: What’s New with Hypertension: How Low to Go, New Evidence, Consensus Recommendations, and Treating Resistant Hypertension
Activity Type: Application
CEU: 5 hours
Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Other Health Professionals
Contact your respective board regarding approval.