Hypertension - Online Inservice

In 2023, the World Health Organization released a global report on hypertension which showed only 54% of adults with hypertension are diagnosed, 42% receive treatment, and a mere 21% have their hypertension controlled. This report emphasizes the urgent need to address hypertension and its associated complications, affecting over one billion people worldwide. It remains a significant public health concern, contributing to the onset of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and premature death.

This course will discuss the symptoms of hypertension as well as the different types, their causes, lifestyle management, and how to take manual and digital blood pressures.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the symptoms of hypertension.
  2. State the parameters for normal blood pressure, prehypertension, and hypertension in adults.
  3. List the causes of hypertension.
  4. List the benefits of lowering blood pressure.
  5. Describe the correct procedure for measuring blood pressure in adults.


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Definitions
  • Symptoms
Chapter 2: Types and Causes of Hypertension
  • Prehypertension
  • Primary (Essential) Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Lifestyle Management
Chapter 3: Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Manual BP
  • Korotkoff Sounds
  • Digital BP
Chapter 4: References

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kendall Moore

Kendall is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has a huge passion for all things nutrition and hormone health, is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is enrolled in Pacific College's RN-to-BSN in Holistic Nursing program. Upon graduation, Kendall intends to begin a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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