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Sodium, Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease: Interpreting Good, Bad and Indifferent Data

Date & Time of Recording:
October 6, 2015 | Self-paced
Modality:
  • On-demand video
Registration Fee:
Free
Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
1.00
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Presenter(s)
Description
Salt intake and sodium effects of blood pressure levels continue to be an emerging issue in the management of blood pressure and issues of disease risks. Guidelines and recommendations regarding sodium intake and effects on blood pressures is a current significant clinical concern. This SCHOOLS presentation describes the current evidence and guidelines for identifying target blood pressure levels for treatment as well, the impact of salt and sodium intake on blood pressure levels. 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 Modules

Objectives

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

  • Identify the sources of dietary salt.
  • Describe the impact of salt intake on blood pressure levels
  • Formulate the most effective strategies to reduce salt intake
Disclosures
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. Whelton has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 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.
Credits Available
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 1 hour program is presented by SC AHEC 
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