Blood Pressure Medications
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about different types of blood pressure medications – how they work, the main side effects and more.

Course Publication Date: April 16, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:BPM041218
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss several different types of blood pressure medications, examples, how they work, and main side effects.
  • Identify the parameters for hypertension and prehypertension.
  • Discuss guidelines regarding systolic pressure in people over age 50.
  • Discuss the genetic link to high blood pressure and the study called GenNet.
  • Describe four possible complications of hypertension (HTN), referred to as end-organ damage.
  • Describe isolated systolic hypertension.
  • Identify how blood pressure is usually measured.
  • Describe white coat high blood pressure.


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