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Adherence and Hypertension in the Geriatric Patient

Adherence and Hypertension in the Geriatric Patient

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

May 13, 2016

Expires

May 13, 2017
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses (0.10 pharmcotherapeutic credits)

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) for physician credit.
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and HME for nursing contact hours.

Program Description

Primary care providers need to be aware of recommendations for geriatric patients with hypertension, complications of the aging/geriatric patient, and causes of poor adherence to medical treatment.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care healthcare professionals who will treat geriatric patients with hypertension.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the role of targeting adherence issues in the geriatric patient for management of hypertension.
  • Identify adherence strategies for the geriatric patients receiving hypertension therapy within the first 3 treatment visits.
  • Manage memory loss in geriatric patients with hypertension.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest in an effort to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Michaela Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Ms. Jones has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

The planners, managers, and reviewers for this program reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:

HME planners, managers, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Global Education Group planners: Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Amanda Glazar, PhD, and Andrea Funk have nothing to disclose.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

HME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

HME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.

Credit

0.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 0.50 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. HME and Global Education Group do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of HME or Global Education Group. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Instructions

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the pre-activity questionnaire, post-test, and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

There is no fee for this activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or inquire@globaleducationgroup.com

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