An overview of hypertension that provides a basic understanding of this condition. Reviews basic physiology, symptoms, treatments, and risk factors. Includes information on how aides can help clients prevent and/or manage hypertension.
Describe the difference between essential and secondary hypertension.
List three things, other than medication, that can lower blood pressure.
Discuss two special diets that may be prescribed for clients with hypertension.
Discuss the benefits of physical activity and relaxation in clients with hypertension.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.