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Hypertension: High Blood Pressure Management, Impact and Inequities

Gain the essential skills you need in order to help patients manage their high blood pressure (BP). From learning best practices of BP measurement, to COVID-19’s impact on BP, to understanding the health inequities within high BP patients, expand your knowledge on this topic and fulfilling your CME requirements.

CME 5 Credits

In the United States alone, nearly 50% of adult patients struggle with high blood pressure (BP) — the leading cause for heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, research shows that BP is not measured accurately on a consistent basis within clinical settings. It is essential for physicians and health care professionals to understand the causes, impacts, treatment plans, and most importantly, accurate measurement techniques to ensure the health and well-being of their patients. In this self-paced CME course, you will learn from a wide range of activities on how to measure BP and the guidelines to follow, the impact COVID-19 has made on BP, preventative strategies for your patients as well as the major health inequities within high BP with regards to Black patients and premenopausal women. This course is relevant for U.S. and worldwide physicians, medical students, residents, nurses, physician assistants and other allied health and medical professionals who participate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Start today and expand your knowledge on hypertension to facilitate access to care, reduce risks and treat patients with the highest quality of care. Topics you will learn about as part of this online CME course include:   

  1. BP Measurement Basics – Understanding the basics of measurement  
  2. BP Guidelines – A comprehensive overview of how to get the most accurate BP measurements
  3. Hypertension and COVID-19 – What we’ve learned so far and what’s the connection between the two
  4. Hypertension Prevention— How to encourage patients to live healthy lifestyles
  5. Hypertension Inequities — Who’s at the highest risk and why it matters  

Who is This CME For?

This self-paced, online course is designed for medical professionals who specialize in primary care, pediatrics, critical care medicine, infectious diseases, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pain medicine, pediatrics, preventative medicine, surgery and more.


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