Thursday, September 5, 2013

Million Hearts Webinar On Blood Pressure Control Provides CE Credits For Nurses

Million Hearts is a Department of  Health and Human Services initiative, co-led by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is focusing the efforts of federal agencies, states, regions, communities, and individuals on an explicit goal to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. This webinar, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm MT, will show how nurse practitioners are achieving excellence in detecting and controlling hypertension using proven strategies and engaging in patient and family-centered care.


This activity is designed for nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physicians and pharmacists treating patients with hypertension.
Through this webinar, speakers will discuss the following topics:
·        Empowering patients and families to Detect-Connect-Control the numbers (Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring)
·        Empowering Nurse Practitioners to act on the numbers
·        Managing hypertension—lifestyle changes combined with medications and strategies for medication adherence
·        Empowering faith based organizations to educate the public about the importance of blood pressure control and to detect-connect-control hypertension for members of the congregation
This program is approved for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
High blood pressure management is a key strategy of the  Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years.  Colorado participates in this initiative and you can too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.

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