Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education module is to increase nurses’ knowledge about the most commonly physician prescribed medications used to treat hypertension and improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify three elements of optimal cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health.Identify medications used to treat hypertension including their mechanism of action and expected outcomes of treatment.
  • Describe at least three nursing implications for each — thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, calcium channel blockers, and beta-blockers.
  • Identify at least three points for patient and family education provided by the care team, for each type of medication.
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    Accreditation Information


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

    Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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