Blood Pressure Guidelines: Consensus and Controversy

High blood pressure is undertreated and underdiagnosed among all races and genders. This activity will identify the importance of reducing cardiovascular events and/or mortality by demonstrating how to achieve proper blood pressure goals.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Gynecologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants and Fellows.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the recent Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) results and their implications for the prevention of hypertension-related complications.
  • Implement in-clinic blood pressure measurement recommendations for management of hypertension.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

The SPRINT Research Group. N Engl J Med. 2015;373:2103-16 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/01/2017
Course expires: 
03/01/2018

William C. Cushman, M.D.    
Chief, Preventive Medicine
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Professor, Preventive Medicine, Medicine and Physiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

William C. Cushman, M.D., disclosed that he receives grant/research support from Eli Lilly, and that he serves as a consultant to Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Cushman has indicated that he will not include off-label or unapproved usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material 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.

ABIM MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2017
Course expires: 
03/01/2018
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