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American Society of Hypertension: Clinical Hypertension Specialists

Date & Time of Recording:
October 6, 2015 | Self-paced
  • On-demand video
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The Clinical Hypertension Specialist is a developing credential that is incorporated in the management of hypertension guidelines and recommendations, specifically for difficult to treat patients with elevated blood pressure. While the designation is designed for the primary care practitioner, the qualifications and specific functions remain poorly understood by clinicians. This SCHOOLS presentation will describe the process to becoming a hypertension specialist and will describe the clinical need and the impact of clinical hypertension specialists on the primary care system of care. The original release date for this program was October 6th 2015 The original expiration date for this program's CME accreditation was May 31st 2017 The review date for this program's CME information was May 15th 2017 The new expiration date for this program's CME accreditation is June 30th 2020

Keywords: Hypertension


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

  • State the clinical need and gap for Clinical Hypertension Specialists.
  • Describe the role and impact of hypertension specialist on population high blood pressure control.
  • Outline the process to become a hypertension specialist.
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Presenters who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of the presentation.   Dr. Egan does have relevant financial relationships to disclose: Research grants - Quintiles - Diabetes Research grants and Consultant - Medtronic - Hypertension Upstate AHEC Nursing Disclosure Information Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations or materials. The speaker(s) has signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity. Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material and 75% passing grade on Post-Test. Method of participation: Audio lecture, post-test and evaluation Expiration Date: 5/31/2017 Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.
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    Participation recognition only: This 1 hour program is presented by SC AHEC
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