HSC Health: 2023-25 Hypertension and Blood Pressure Recheck Process Measure
Hypertension is known as the silent killer because it often does not show noticeable symptoms until it has caused significant damage. Regular and consistent screening is critical! Once identified, the healthcare team helps individuals manage their hypertension through weight and stress management, adhering to low-sodium diets, increasing physical activity, and taking prescribed medications. Current estimates show that only about 1/4 of people with hypertension have their hypertension controlled.
This module will focus on hypertension prevalence, accurate blood pressure measurement screening strategies, and healthcare team roles.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, certified public health professionals, social workers, physical therapists, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and psychologists.
When you complete this module, you will be able to:
Describe the U.S. hypertension prevalence and how that prevalence differs among racial/ethnic groups and the implications for health disparities.
Identify common errors which can lead to an inaccurate blood pressure measurement.
Describe the benefits of rechecking out-of-range blood pressure readings within the same office visit for patients and the medical practice.
Explain the roles and responsibilities within the healthcare team for addressing out-of-range blood pressure.
In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the person, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Division of Academic Innovation's office planning team nor the subject matter experts have anything to disclose.
Laine Markham, MMS, PA-C
Clinical Medical Director - Multispecialty Medicine, Assistant Professor
HSC Health and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Megan Wesling, PharmD, BCPS. BCACP, CDCES
Clinical Pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
University of North Texas Health Science Center, HSC Health and College of Pharmacy
Isabel Vecino, RN, BSN
Certified Clinical Research Professional
Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
Continuing Education & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of North Texas Health Science Center
In support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing Education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.
American Osteopathic Association
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.
National Board of Public Health Examiners
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health recertification program.
Texas Administrative Code
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity meets the requirements for continuing education for Texas-licensed Professional Counselors and Texas-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.
Texas Physical Therapy Association
This activity is offered by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2409035TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this program for a maximum of 0.5 contact hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in the activity.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN JA0004637-0000-23-005-H99-P and will award 0.5 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognized 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. HSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.
This activity provides up to 0.5 contact hours.
Certified Public Health Professionals
This activity provides 0.5 contact hours.
Social Workers completing this course receive 0.5 contact hours of continuing education credits.
Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists
This activity provides 0.5 contact hours.
This course provides 0.5 contact hours for PTs and PTAs licensed in Texas.
For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at the conclusion of the activity.
Certificate of Attendance
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 0.5 hours of participation.
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 AOA Category 2-B
- 0.50 ASWB CreditAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 0.50 continuing education credits.
- 0.50 Certified Public Health (CPH)
- 0.50 HSC Participation
- 0.50 Physical Therapist (PT)