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Staff Grand Rounds: Hypertension - The Silent Killer
Start Date: 2/10/2017Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/10/2017End Time: 4:30 PM

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According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 3 adults have hypertension and an additional 1 in 3 adults have pre-hypertension. Of those with hypertension, only about half are under control.

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) is diagnosed by two separate blood pressure readings >140/90 at two separate visits.
  • Pre-hypertension is diagnosed by two separate blood pressure readings between 120–139/80-89.

The "Hypertension — The Silent Killer" course is designed to provide staff with the skills to participate in the management of the pre-hypertensive and hypertensive population. By the end of this session, staff will be able to:

  • Identify and correct common errors that impact an accurate blood pressure reading.
  • Understand the distinctions between pre-hypertension, hypertension and normal readings.
  • Empower the patient to make appropriate lifestyle changes.

Presented By
Kelly O’Connell, RN, BSN, BA, nurse case manager

Registration will be on Career Pathway via DrexelOne. If you do not have access to Career Pathway, please email Susan Hackett at sth37@drexel.edu to register.

Contact Information:
Name: Janet Kim
Email: janet.kim@drexelmed.edu
Staff grand rounds learning series
New College Building, Geary Auditorium A/B
245 N. 15th Street
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