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How High is Too High? Understanding and Treating Hypertension for Pharmacy Technicians

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, June 2, 2017

Offline Date:

Saturday, June 2, 2018

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, December 2, 2019

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician



  • Overview

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Hypertension (high blood pressure), hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. With 1 in every 3 American adults having high blood pressure, it is important to understand and recognize blood pressure medications in the pharmacy. This program will discuss the recommendations published by the Eighth joint National Committee and review hypertensive agents commonly seen throughout the pharmacy.



    Slide Document:   16157H01_4pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   16157H01_2pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Pharmacy Technician

    Recognize when pharmacologic treatment should be initiated based on blood pressure goals
    Identify common medications used to treat hypertension
    Describe the therapeutic classifications of commonly used anti-hypertensive medications

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-16-157-H01-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones

Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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