Lifestyle Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension: Translating the Evidence into Clinical Practice; Enduring Webinar
This one-hour webinar trains physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the proven nonpharmacological interventions effective for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.
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Lifestyle Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension: Translating the Evidence into Clinical Practice; Enduring Webinar


Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.


Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome, Windows 7 or above, Safari (Latest Version), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh, Mac OS 10.4

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants                           
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Other - Medical Assistants

Description
This one-hour webinar trains physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the proven nonpharmacological interventions effective for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

The 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults recommends nonpharmacological interventions for patients with elevated BP or hypertension. This webinar reviews the evidence on proven lifestyle interventions and provides strategies to more effectively address lifestyle and behavior change with patients in practice.  We are using a webinar format because participants are geographically located across the country.

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Review the evidence-based nonpharmacological lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat hypertension.

  1. Describe the approximate impact of specific nonpharmacological lifestyle interventions on systolic blood pressure.

  1. Outline evidence-based strategies to promote patient adherence to lifestyle interventions and demonstrate collaborative communication strategies to use in clinical encounters.

  1. Identify resources that can support clinic staff and patients to learn more about lifestyle interventions.


Faculty
Neha Sachdev, MD
Director of Health Systems Relationships
American Medical Association

Accreditation Statements
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  06/28/2018
TERMINATION DATE:  06/28/2021
LAST REVIEW DATE: May 2018
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 06/28/2018 – 06/28/2021

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. The American Heart Association 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.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.75 contact hours.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
50 minutes

Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

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Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Neha Sachdev

AMA

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Alison Smith

AHA

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Michael Rakotz

AMA

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Amy Ciarochi

AHA

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Una Charley

AMA

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This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity did not receive independent medical educational grants.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
72 Registered Users
Credits
0.75 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

0.75 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

0.75 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit