Hypertension Urgency: Optimal Management in the Office

Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Differentiate between hypertensive urgency and hypertensive emergency in patients presenting with severe hypertension
2. Prescribe recommended blood pressure lowering treatment and follow-up for patients diagnosed with hypertensive urgency
3. When medication non-adherence may be the cause of severe hypertension, investigate patient barriers to compliance, and provide education and strategies to assist the patient in achieving optimal blood pressure control.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/26/2021

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP, Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Centre for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/26/2021
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