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

Course Publication Date: May 06, 2020

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:BPM042220
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Learning Objectives
  • 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.’

  • 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.


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