We Hail Geriatric Education Modules

Team Approach to Hypertension

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 2.40
    • TSBSWE: 2.00
    • UNTHSC: 2.00
    • Physicians: 2.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 21, 2016
  • Expires: Dec 31, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (10 Ratings)


Kristin Watson Kristin Watson, PharmD, BCPS-AQ
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator
Board certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with inpatient cardiology and ambulatory care heart failure practices

Needs Statement

By 2025, it is predicted that more than 1.5 billion individuals worldwide will have hypertension, accounting for up to 50% of heart disease risk and 75% of stroke risk. For several decades it has been well known that lowering blood pressure (BP) with lifestyle modification, medications, or both can substantially reduce a patient’s subsequent risk for disease. For each 10-mm Hg decrease in systolic BP, the average risk of heart disease mortality and stroke mortality decreases by 30% and 40%, respectively. Despite clear benefits that treatment of hypertension reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, only half of those with hypertension have adequate BP control. There are many causes for poor BP control besides lifestyle choices including sub-optimal patient medication adherence and failure to intensify therapy (clinical inertia) by clinicians. One of the most effective strategies to improve BP control is team-based care, especially with pharmacists and nurses.

Target Audience

Click PRE-TEST button to continue

This activity is designed for health professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, physician assistances, nurse practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.


  • Recommend a hypertension treatment and monitoring plan (non-pharmalogical and pharmacological) based on patient specific characteristics.
  • Identify potential barriers that may prevent achievement of hypertension treatment goals and recommend strategies that can be taken to overcome these barriers.
  • Discuss the factors that should be considered prior to developing a hypertension telemedicine program.
  • Discuss the elements that should be documented following an encounter with a patient with hypertension. 


Dr. Watson has nothing to disclose.

Neither the planners of this activity nor the UNT Health Science center have anything to disclose.


ACPEThe University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0845-0000-16-013-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. UNTHSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.


UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 2.40 Contact Hours.


This activity is approved for a maximum of 2.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 2.00 hours of participation.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 2.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge


The activity was supported by PACE - General.