What are the Present Guidelines?
Date of Release
Period of Validity
May 2016 - May 2017
This course is designed to provide the primary care physician, advanced practice provider and specialty physician the latest updates in the evaluation and management of patients with resistant hypertension.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Identify key JNC-8 hypertension management recommendations
Identify four steps clinicians take to improve blood pressure control in their own practice
Bibliographic Sources to Allow for Further Study
James PA, Oparil S, Carter BL, et al. 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. Feb 5 2014;311(5):507-520.
Go AS, Bauman MA, King SMC, et al. An effective approach to high blood pressure control: a science advisory from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2014;63(12):1230-1238.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations
The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose:
John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD
Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH
The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s). Only the current arrangements/interests are included:
Kevin A. Fiscella, MD, MPH: Speaker declared no financial interest or relationship exist
We Gratefully Acknowledge Educational Grants from the Following Companies:
No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity
For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666
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Criteria for Successful Completion of this Activity Include:
Review the webcast
Completion of the self-assessment / program evaluation*
*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.
Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.