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Hypertension

This module aims to develop a better understanding of current target blood pressure levels, issues around measuring blood pressure, and advice for patients using blood pressure meters

This CPD module explains target blood pressure levels, issues around measuring blood pressure, and advice for patients and healthcare professsionals using blood pressure meters.

Goal

To be up to date with the key issues around target blood pressure levels and their measurement.

Objectives

After completing this module you should be more aware of:

  • The impact of high blood pressure on patient health and NHS services
  • The debate around target blood pressures, including pre-hypertension and the SPRINT study
  • Problems associated with measuring blood pressure
  • Optimising patient use of blood pressure meters.

Author

Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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