Recent Updates in Hypertension Management

Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings.
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-19-002-H01-P
  • Contact Hours: 1.0
  • Program Fees: $10.00
  • Dates Available: 2/1/2019 to 2/1/2022
  • Activity Type: Knowledge


High blood pressure remains a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published updated guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. It is vital pharmacists become proficient in these updates in order to effectively treat and manage patients with hypertension.

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At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the stages of hypertension and the appropriate treatment methods
  • Describe the appropriate pharmacotherapy for management of hypertension
  • Summarize the appropriateness of antihypertensive therapy in a given patient

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Mary Margaret Lenefsky, PharmD
Freelance Medical Communications Specialist/Writer

Priti Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy, University of Florida

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

Read the monograph, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and submit a course evaluation.

Credit Reporting

  • The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.
  • All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians maintain their own license and/or certification and it is their responsibility to follow up with the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Florida if any CE credit discrepancies are found.
  • It is at the University’s discretion to award or deny credit to a late claiming participant (i.e. after 60 days of the participant engaging in a CPE activity) as it is the University’s CE activity and the provider needs to ensure the requirements necessary for credit are successfully completed.
  • The University may request access to CPE Monitor® if the activity in question occurred within the previous 6 months and with an appropriate reason for access, i.e. power outage, etc.

Program Financial Support

This course received no outside funding support.

Computer Requirements

Computer and Internet access are required to complete this course. Course content is provided via Canvas.

The minimum hardware, software, and Internet requirements for Canvas can be found here.


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